Bugatti Galibier 16C

Succeeding the Bugatti Veyron will always be a difficult task for Bugatti engineers. The Veyron has been described as an engineering pinnacle by most who have driven it. Being the fastest car in the world, the only way to build something better would be either to make it faster or to move market segment. The later is exactly the intention Bugatti formed with the Bugatti Galibier Concept.

It seems that while Bugatti are putting the finishing touches to the Veyron production run, they are also thinking about the future. Today a video was released teasing the Bugatti Galibier 16C, the first time Bugatti have released new material for the four-seater in almost two years! Rumours have been floating around since and the time delay obviously hints at a redesign.

The car you see in the video is the same car from the official release. This means the video might simply be to garner more interest in the Galibier, or as a teaser in advance of further information in the near future. Rumours had suggested that Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer was not entirely convinced by the current design of the limousine and returned the car to the drawing boards.

The Galibier will be outfitted with the sixteen-cylinder engine from the Bugatti Veyron producing between 800hp and 1,000hp. A hybrid version will also be made available. Bugatti plans for a series of 500 to 1,500 units and Dürheimer has hinted at a price tage of more than € 1,000,000, but nothing has been officially set yet.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Well golly gee and color me blind . It only took Bugatti’s VW owners how many years to finally produce the EB118 created by GG Design ?

    All while shoving ‘Limited Edition ‘ upon limited edition of the VeryGoneWrong down our throats .

    Hmmmn .Seeing as how the VeryGoneWrong loses VW some $500,000 + per car sold I wonder how much the EB118 …. oops … I mean 16C will lose them .

    Hmmmn . Add those loses to the loses they’ll be incurring from their recent Ducati purchase and people have the nerve to question why I think VW-Audi is heading for a major fall ….. sooner than later

  2. Still magnificient and classy,though time hasnt forgiven it.Its been out 2 years allready and its lost all that schock and awe inspiring look that it had long time ago.The limit have also been crossed for the Veyron as its(correct me if i am wrong) on sale since 2004 and the special editions are filling a never ending list.Maybe VW is considering adjusting the looks to match the next generation Veyron,so both of them would be launched and available at the same time.

    @Guitar Slinger:maybe you are wright about the losses on every Bugatti but the fact is VW covers those sums in less than a day,so its pretty much like the GTR for Nissan,a technology show off so that the Golf and Micra owner accordingly would think that the 1.200hp supercar manufactor he just saw in the news makes his car too.

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