The 800-horsepower Bugatti Galibier 16C concept has received the green light over the past few months, followed by rumours suggesting a hybrid version. Today new information was released by our colleagues at Autoblog.nl. They stated that the Galibier 16C will have a new name; Royale.
The name is not new to the Bugatti family. In 1927 the historical Bugatti Royale was released with a limited series of 25. Only six were ever created, three sold.
The production version is said to be powered by a W16 engine which provides 800 horsepower. The production will be located in Molsheim, France where the Veyron is made. The Galibier is expected to cost about 1 million Euros ($ 1.4 million) and will enter market in 2013, but production starts before the end of this year. Bugatti expects to sell a total of 3,000 pieces in less than six years. Ambitious numbers!
3.000 units? Sounds ambitious from the moment they havent sold 300 units of the veyron yet…
Holly mother of all saints, I never thought a car could be uglier than the panamera, but I was wrong. This thing sets a new benchmark in the “makes me sick” category. Please God, stop being so tough with the germans, give them some taste… just a little bit of good taste.
@Vador – hilarious, but I suspect the customers are supposed to be mostly outside Germany. I guess China, middle east, USA. So maybe you should pray for those people.