The Galibier may look like a four-door Bugatti to you, but to us, it's a yo-yo. That's because Bugatti has gone back and forth on the prospect of its production more times than we'd care to count, but now it's apparently back on the table. Again.

Bugatti first presented the 16C Galibier concept to a select group of clients way back in 2009 and subsequently toyed with the idea of production. The supersedan packed a twin-supercharged version of the company's 8.0-liter W16 engine into a larger chassis and was initially under consideration as Bugatti's follow-up act, either alongside or instead of a new Veyron.

The hemming and hawing seemed to have been put to rest when CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer was temporarily replaced by Wolfgang Schreiber, but in speaking to Automotive News, Dürheimer said he still revisits the idea from time to time.

That hardly means it's been green-lit for production, as Dürheimer said "the project is on ice," but apparently it's still on the table for a time when Bugatti may be given the latitude to expand to a two-model lineup.


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      Rex Monaco
      • 3 Months Ago

      Use a common VAG chassis shared with Audi A7, Porsche Panamera and 4-Door Lambo add a 1200hp V16 and tune it for 210mph.

      I'll lust after it and buy the Hot Wheel.

      Bernard
      • 3 Months Ago

      As much difficulty as they had getting rid of the last of the Veyrons is this really the right choice?

      Honestly, I wonder if they should even exist. All they do is lose money. What is the business case for Bugatti?

      scooters2
      • 3 Months Ago

      It would just be an enormously expensive R&D project and wouldn't live up to performance specs of Veyron. It would most likely never turn a profit. Usually, automakers don't want more than one of those cars in the lineup. Or in this case... A lineup consisting of them.

      AntBee
      • 3 Months Ago

      YES!!

      Brodz
      • 3 Months Ago

      I think it one of the most beautiful cars ever built.