At this point, we don’t know what’s going on with the Bugatti Galibier. Last we heard, it was being significantly altered because the higher-ups at Bugatti didn’t like its design, but that’s not important right now.

What’s important now is Bugatti’s recently announced 1,600-horsepower SuperVeyron – a car that first made headlines a few weeks ago when the French automaker released some information on it. The latest to come out about the SuperVeyron is that it will make its world debut next year at the 2013 IAA Motor Show.

Jens Schulenburg, Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer, recently told Autocar about the challenges of building what is essentially the ultimate Veyron. “The big challenge will be reducing weight, Schulenburg said. "We are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber. We’re considering hybrids, too.”

Bugatti is looking at shaving almost 550 pounds off of the Veyron Super Sport’s body while developing the SuperVeyron. We also expect Bugatti to bore out its existing 8.0-liter W-16 engine to a 9.6-liter displacement, which will help bump the SuperVeyron’s output to 1,600 horsepower. These extra ponies will net the newest Veyron a 1.8-second 0-to-60 mph time and a top speed that’s expected to reach 288 mph.

Should the SuperVeyron live up to the growing hype it’s been generating, a lot of people could end up forgetting that the Galibier even exists. At least until Bugatti decides to release that model.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation and bring you updates as Bugatti releases more info.

UPDATE 11/19/2012: Unfortunately, we don’t have any new information to bring you, but we have just released our first rendering for the upcoming Bugatti SuperVeyron. Enjoy!

  • 2014 Bugatti SuperVeyron
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    9.6 L
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    288 mph
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Source: Autocar

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  (1) posted on 12.18.2013

its looks bad i am disapointed at that design i think i will stick to grand sport super sport :-I

  (1) posted on 09.28.2013

bugatti o carro dos meus sonhos o melhor do mundo

  (2) posted on 03.15.2013

Bugatti is my favorite car ever. This car is going to do well!!!!!!!!!!

  (1) posted on 12.10.2012

bugatti is the best ive driven

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

to me, this vehicle looks like a turtle. don’t you think so?

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

I guess that would make too much sense. i agree

  (349) posted on 11.20.2012

let’s make a car good looking, affordable, reliable and fun to drive. how about that?

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

The world has become too obsessed with how fast a car is

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

true, and Bugatti brings together in one package

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

there will be faster cars, but none will have the comfort at speed and luxury and handling

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

I’m waiting for the Super-Duper Veyron....

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

Bugatti is getting very tiring. You engineered a super car many years ago, we get it. Move on already.

  (3) posted on 11.19.2012

I am excited for this car

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