Bugatti Galibier 16C concept preview

Bugatti Galibier 16C concept preview

Bugatti Galibier fq

After months of speculation, Bugatti has finally pulled the wraps off its new four-door supercar concept just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. 2009 represents a centenary for Bugatti and the unveiling of its super sedan may constitute the future plans of the company.

According to reports, the concept may go into production once the run of Veyron’s have come to an end, expected to be sometime in 2012.

The car will be named the Galibier after a difficult Alpine pass along the Tour de France.

One of the Galibier’s most striking features is undoubtedly its two-tone outer shell, which is comprised of both polished aluminum for the doors and front fenders and a unique dark blue carbon fibre weave that shines through when illuminated. This will make it the lightest car in its class.

Powering the Galibier concept will be a version of Bugatti’s crazy powerful eight-litre W16 powerplant. Unlike the engine propelling the Veyron, this version will be mounted up front and is capable of running on ethanol fuel. Power output should be around 800 horsepower and it will jettison the four turbos and replace them with a two-stage supercharging system.

A final decision on possible production plans of the Galibier 16C is expected by the middle of 2010. In the meantime, Bugatti is busy filling current order lists. The company only has 50 slots left for the Veyron, of which the total build will be 300 units.

Check back as we bring you more news on this exciting concept vehicle.

Bugatti Galibier fq

After months of speculation, Bugatti has finally pulled the wraps off its new four-door supercar concept just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. 2009 represents a centenary for Bugatti and the unveiling of its super sedan may constitute the future plans of the company.

According to reports, the concept may go into production once the run of Veyron’s have come to an end, expected to be sometime in 2012.

The car will be named the Galibier after a difficult Alpine pass along the Tour de France.

One of the Galibier’s most striking features is undoubtedly its two-tone outer shell, which is comprised of both polished aluminum for the doors and front fenders and a unique dark blue carbon fibre weave that shines through when illuminated. This will make it the lightest car in its class.

Powering the Galibier concept will be a version of Bugatti’s crazy powerful eight-litre W16 powerplant. Unlike the engine propelling the Veyron, this version will be mounted up front and is capable of running on ethanol fuel. Power output should be around 800 horsepower and it will jettison the four turbos and replace them with a two-stage supercharging system.

A final decision on possible production plans of the Galibier 16C is expected by the middle of 2010. In the meantime, Bugatti is busy filling current order lists. The company only has 50 slots left for the Veyron, of which the total build will be 300 units.

Check back as we bring you more news on this exciting concept vehicle.

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