Following up on the Bugatti Veyron must be no easy feat. After all, how is anything supposed to go on stage after a groundbreaking supercar with sixteen cylinders, four turbochargers and as much as 1,200 horsepower?

Evidently, settling on a successor to the Veyron has been a daunting endeavor even for Bugatti, which has, over the past few years, been reported to be considering either a new hypercar to fill the Veyron's shoes, a super-sedan to chart a different course, or possibly both. But now the storied Alsatian marque is said to have finally taken the Galibier off the table.

This according to our old friend Jonny Lieberman over at Motor Trend, who spoke with Wolfgang Schreiber – the engineer behind the Veyron and Bugatti's current chief executive. Apparently, MT reports, there just isn't a market for a super-luxe performance sedan above the Rolls-Royce Phantom or the Mulsanne offered by Bugatti's sister brand Bentley. Which is a bit of a shame, but where does that leave Bugatti as production winds down on the Veyron in all its many iterations?

Apparently steering toward a new exotic supercar. Just what form it takes, how much power it packs and how fast it will be able to go are all big question marks at this point, but we're looking forward to discovering the answers.


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      waddup
      • 1 Year Ago
      They don't necessarily have to outdo themselves, just make a brand new model. everyone is tired of the same bug in a different paint palette. the veyron is to bugatti as the f1 is to mclaren. now they can make their version of the mp4.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about showing that your engineers are actually competent enough to make a car that doesn't have the ridiculous maintenance schedule of the Veyron. There are other options out there that don't have $40k tires, $60k wheels (that need replaced ?!) and are just as quick and fast.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Galibier all the way, please..
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should focus on jamming two more turbo chargers in for a total of 6 turbochargers, maybe make it heavier while their at it. With any luck the base price can push $5,000,000.00 just for fun. /sarcasm
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      But the Galibier is so classy and sexy and awesome.
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why not both and have them share a common platform?
        justgoawaymad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        cant, the veyron is rea/mid and the galibier is front engined.
      Arch
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont care about the Veyron anymore. I lost track of all the special editions and there are just too many better cars coming out.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Galiber is one good looking sedan. Paying attention Lincoln Horseless Carriage Company?
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes sense. If you are not driving, you don't need something any faster than a Rolls (which is already pretty darned fast).
      Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The successor to the Veryon already exists, the Pagani Huayra. It has performance. Exclusivity. And even flamboyant design and detail Ettore Bugatti would blush.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's too bad, I was looking forward to the Galibier. But realistically, how much of those could they sell?
      jmi2
      • 1 Year Ago
      i liked the Galibier because of the pedigree to the iconic Atlantique, but the logic of all the other top sedans is very sensible. though always a niche, can this type of Bugatti carry itself over. still, it is going to be hard to top the Veyron as 'exotic sportscar'. a completely new model? an updated Veyron? a completely new power train? i can see how this is a difficult call.
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