Bugatti Galibier back on the table?Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:44:00 EST
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.
By Noah Joseph
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