Bugatti Galibier 16C heading for production

Bugatti Galibier 16C heading for production

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Bugatti’s Galibier 16C Concept is one amazing sedan, with its 8.0-litre W-16 engine and incredibly opulent interior. The latest reports emerging from within Bugatti’s walls are that the car isn’t just a concept anymore, now, it’s been green-lighted for production.

Bugatti hasn’t confirmed the reports just yet, but the Galibier 16C was being touted as a potential production car, depending on the reaction it got from its potential client base. After just a few public showings, the car’s unique features and design appear to have done the job nicely.

Featuring four seats inside its leather and wood cabin, the Galibier 16C isn’t the hard-out speed machine the Veyron is. Instead of a twin-clutch gearbox, the Galibier gets a refined eight-speed automatic. Instead of 1,000 horsepower from a quad-turbocharged W-16 engine, it ‘only’ gets given 800 ponies from a two-stage supercharging system.

But there is a bevy high-tech elements at work including polished aluminum and carbon fibre bodywork, all the top electronic driving aids and an advanced active suspension system.

To keep a blend of classical and modern technology a custom Swiss clock, called the Reverso Tourbillon serves as the car’s interior clock and can also be removed and worn on the wrist on a custom-designed leather strap.

The Galibier 16C is expected to cost about $1.45 million USD if it does go to production. Cars could start rolling out of the factory as soon as early 2010.

Bugatti Galibier fq

Bugatti’s Galibier 16C Concept is one amazing sedan, with its 8.0-litre W-16 engine and incredibly opulent interior. The latest reports emerging from within Bugatti’s walls are that the car isn’t just a concept anymore, now, it’s been green-lighted for production.

Bugatti hasn’t confirmed the reports just yet, but the Galibier 16C was being touted as a potential production car, depending on the reaction it got from its potential client base. After just a few public showings, the car’s unique features and design appear to have done the job nicely.

Featuring four seats inside its leather and wood cabin, the Galibier 16C isn’t the hard-out speed machine the Veyron is. Instead of a twin-clutch gearbox, the Galibier gets a refined eight-speed automatic. Instead of 1,000 horsepower from a quad-turbocharged W-16 engine, it ‘only’ gets given 800 ponies from a two-stage supercharging system.

But there is a bevy high-tech elements at work including polished aluminum and carbon fibre bodywork, all the top electronic driving aids and an advanced active suspension system.

To keep a blend of classical and modern technology a custom Swiss clock, called the Reverso Tourbillon serves as the car’s interior clock and can also be removed and worn on the wrist on a custom-designed leather strap.

The Galibier 16C is expected to cost about $1.45 million USD if it does go to production. Cars could start rolling out of the factory as soon as early 2010.

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