Bugatti 16C Galibier spotted out & about

Bugatti 16C Galibier spotted outside factory
Bugatti 16C Galibier spotted outside factory

Production rumors won't go away

Bugatti's 16C Galibier has been spotted in Molsheim, France.

While details are limited, the car looks identical to the concept which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. We cannot be certain, but the Galibier appears to have been taken out for a photo shoot or private unveiling.

Despite being a concept, rumors have suggested Bugatti will put the Galibier into production when the Veyron is phased out. The company has been mum on details, but previously stated "the initial feedback received from customers and opinion formers on it had been very positive." If earlier reports are correct, Bugatti has trademarked the Galibier's design and plans to launch the £900,000 ($1.31m / €1.08m) uber-sedan in 2013.

Essentially a modern-day Royale, the Galibier features a twin-supercharged 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine with 800 PS (588 kW / 789 hp) to 1,000 PS (735 kW / 986 hp). Backed up by all-wheel drive (and a rumored eight-speed automatic transmission), the Galibier is envisioned to be the "most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four-door automobile in the world."

Source: autogespot

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Comments (16)

Francois Francois
Fabulous car. The best in the world. Comfort, Speed, Looks, Brand, Heritage, Price. Bugatti should choose the future owners. Not selling for somebody who will crash it in Gumball or power slide it in center Dubai.
Jun 8th, 2010 1:50pm
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From a distance it looks better.
Jun 3rd, 2010 11:32pm
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997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
Mikeado... Exactly the point...
Jun 2nd, 2010 5:57pm
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stancoza1425 stancoza1425
The Panamera called, it wants its rear end back
Jun 2nd, 2010 4:35pm
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I don`t know how many unit they gone a sell with this crisis
Jun 2nd, 2010 1:32pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
Aston Martin is shifting ONE-77s, Bugatti has sold plenty of Veyrons, people are spending tens of millions on classic cars, it's just the "normal people" who are having a financial crisis.
Jun 2nd, 2010 4:23pm
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2010S5 2010S5
A unaltered symbol of excess..and not necessarily a good thing either. And what's with the hatchback.
Jun 2nd, 2010 7:37am
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Mirko Mirko
I'm confused... the article calls it a sedan, while one of the pictures clearly shows it's a hatchback.
Jun 2nd, 2010 11:38am
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Mikeado Mikeado
I think the design's a grower. Certainly, the eight tailpipes seemed less vulgar after I found out they were a reference to the Type 57 Atlantic. TopGear Magazine recentley had a poke around the Bugatti factory - and quite possibly that very car - for their "Monsters Issue" this month. After "much cajoling" of Oliver Schauerte - one of VAG's top engineers - he said production likelihood was "more than 50/50". Actually, the man in the brown jacket looks awfully similar to Jason Barlow, the TopGear writer and editor who went to Molsheim to inspect a black 16C Galibier... pictured in TG wearing a brown jacket. When were these taken?
Jun 2nd, 2010 4:28am
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whoah , at this distance , its like taking a peek at Jackie Onassis doing topless sunbathing on Skorpios Island , wicked but delicious :0 :0 :0
Jun 2nd, 2010 2:31am
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looks alright, better than Panamera, at least
Jun 2nd, 2010 2:19am
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wbizarre wbizarre
somehow I like much better here than in any of the press photos.
Jun 2nd, 2010 1:57am
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DearS DearS
Class is not something that can be bought.
Jun 2nd, 2010 1:53am
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
you have no sense of history do you hahhaha. do you realize this car resembles the most expensive car in the world back in the day? prob the not the most expensive, but definitely the most exclusive car to be DRIVEN AROUND IN. aka not comparable to your "all around cars". Also, for people who can afford this car, will also most likely have those "all around" cars you speak of when the owner feels like driving. But yea, that's my look on things here. Also, its like being driven in a duesenberg. It SPEAKS out class and that a very wealthy individual is coming by.
Jun 2nd, 2010 6:48am
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DearS DearS
Nothing Class less or less classy from all around good cars like the M5, CTSV and even TSX. Price, performance, history, and clientele don't make a car more special. Its the sum of all the parts. To each his/her own. This is a good car, not doubt. I'm glad many things from the past have been brought back.
Jun 2nd, 2010 7:04am
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apwozniak apwozniak
Not as pretty as the Veyron
Jun 2nd, 2010 1:14am
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