2015 Bugatti 16C Galibier

All we’ve heard about the Bugatti Galibier so far has been concept details and speculation, but things are about to turn around for all the fans wishing the company would take the next big step. Volkswagen has offered Bugatti the backing they need for a 16C Galibier sedan.

Apparently, Wolfgang Duerheimer, the man who recently took over as head of Bugatti and Bentley, was the main proponent behind pushing Volkswagen to give them a break. The Galibier , a 1000 HP sedan, was first shown as a concept in 2010 and when put into production, will cost about $1.4 million. It will use a 16-cylinder engine that can run on both biofuel and gasoline, and will bring back the dual-clutch gearbox. Production will require facilities in Molsheim, France, to be refitted, which may push back deliveries until 2013 or 2014.

The official name for the production model hasn’t been provided yet, but Bugatti’s decision to offer a production version sedan should come as no surprise considering Lamborghini has already confirmed the production version of the Estoque and Ferrari has brought out the FF . These competitors by no means come close to the power behind the Bugatti, but they do illustrate the luxury automakers that are taking advantage of the upswing the economy is making by expanding their lineups.

UPDATE 08/20/2012: According to AutoBlog.it, the Bugatti is scheduled to hit the market sometime in late 2014, early 2015, and will be dishing out over 1,000 HP. According to the site, Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bugatti, has said that the Galibier will also have a top speed over 378 km/h (235 mph) and will be "faster than anything currently on the market." This power will come from a 8.0-W 16-liter Flex Fuel engine with an eight ducts titanium exhaust system, but Dürheimer stated that the company’s focus is on power more-so than the car’s hybrid capabilities. All that means is that we are still not 100% sure that this thing will be a hybrid.

Hit the jump for a full list of rumors regarding the Bugatti 16C Galibier.

Source: Bloomberg

Rumor #1: Interior

Bugatti 16C Galibier

In an interview with Car Magazine, Bugatti has revealed that the interior of the Galibier will feature porcelain trimmings which will be available for the interior of the Galibier. Ooh, fancy.

Rumor #2: Hybrid?

Bugatti 16C Galibier

In an interview with Car Magazine, Bugatti has revealed that the luscious limousine will get a hybrid option. Yeah, we never thought the words ’hybrid’ and ’Bugatti’ would ever be uttered together, but Bugatti says this option is a must if the company plans to move along with the times and be successful.

Rumors 3, 4, and 5: Production Date

Bugatti 16C Galibier

The Bugatti Galibier, with a previously confirmed sales date of Fall 2012, may be seeing another setback. Apparently, the brand’s head honchos are experiencing some trepidation over the vehicle not being powerful enough. In the words of company CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, the Galibier is just "not outrageous enough."

The word comes from a source who talked to Inside Line, claiming that despite being the "most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four door automobile in the world," the Galibier is still falling short of the lofty expectations Bugatti has set for itself. The fear, at least according to the source, appears to be that the Galibier is still not the "conversation stopper" the Veyron was when it first came out.

This source’s leaks were confirmed by Bugatti CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, when he stated that the production Galibier was "in its second half of the design phase," but will be significantly altered from the concept car originally displayed.

"I will suggest we continue development, but there will be some remarkable changes from the original concept," said Durheimer. "The design will be different, especially from the B-pillar back, the ingress and regress to the rear seats will be improved, as will the legroom and ergonomics, the car will be a little longer, and the power of the engine will be at least four figures."

So what’s the latest surrounding the Galibier? Well, according to Auto Motor und Sport, production of the car has been delayed until 2015 at the earliest. According to Bugatti’s Chief Executive, Wolfgang Durheimer, the vehicle is still missing the release of the Group Board. The three-year delay behind the Galibier’s production is mighty significant, especially since the Veyron is on its last legs. Let’s just hope that Bugatti has something up their sleeves to expedite the car’s release.


Yes! It is indeed great car that sustain powerful output, But I don’t think if its really a good car it seems that the exterior design doesn’t compliments my taste as well.

This production of Bugatti 16C has a cylinder engine that can run on both biofuel and gasoline, That’s a terrible great to know about this car is kinda amazing.

what an exterior! And such classy and stylish interior, And its really fast, but an added speed is not a bad idea since more manufacturers are producing a much faster cars.

Does anyone wants to dethrone the Bugatti as the fastest car? Well, just look at
the power output of this and be amazed! I don’ think that there are other car manufacturer
that reached that figure.

Well, that’s just too bad. It would have been great if Bugatti were to produce high performance cars that can be easily reached by more car buyers.

But then again, if you think about it, Bugatti is primarily a luxury car brand. So you can pretty much expect it to produce only expensive cars.

Yeah, I would say that Bugatti does have the capability to build this one. But I think it would be better if they make use of their capabilities for more useful items.

Well, I don’t see why some people hate this car. Come to think of it, a 1200 hp sedan actually sounds like a good idea. And if Bugatti can pull it off, then why not.

Well, if that’s the case, then I would definitely go for the Estoque. For one, that car probably won’t be as pricey as the Galibier, while still being able to deliver.

I have a feeling that this would a tough competition between the Estoque and the caliber! I cant wait for the production of this two car.

What can we expect from the Bugatti but glamor and luxury. I’m a little bit intrigue about the sedan type version of this car, this is my first time to see one.

I still stick to my initial assessment on this one. The car is definitely pretty pointless, I can’t imagine anyone, even those who can buy this, getting this one.

Actually, the body reminds me of the Porsche Boxster. The horsepower is so unbelievable for a sedan type car.

I’ve seen Ralph Lauren with this one, it’s way too expensive but the price really fits the features this car can give. The sheer power it’s engine can give is enough to feel like riding a jet.

well, try to believe it since the Galibier produced such output. However, i like the sedan version of Bugatti. Im so grateful that they comes up with this.

hmm. Is it possible to come up with 1000 hp? I think its too much, Hey! I don’t want to see this car explode in front of me due to overloaded power!

But I am really starting to think that this one is going to be a good car. Just imagine just how fast you can take the kids to school with this car.

I couldn’t agree with you more. Probably even those who can afford to get this one would actually pass out on it. I really don’t know what this whole thing is about.

Well, I really don’t know what to expect on this concept car. I think its much better if the manufacturer leave us something to expect in the their future lineup.

Most likely, the Estoque would be its competitor. Ferrari FF is already sold out so most probably its not included. BTW, its a good thing that Bugatti has been expanding their lineups.

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