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Bugatti 16C Galibier spotted out & about

 Bugatti 16C Galibier spotted out & about
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
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 8, 2010 6:50 am
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HEMI426
From a distance it looks better.
Jun 3, 2010 4:32 pm
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997-GT500-STI
Mikeado... Exactly the point...
Jun 2, 2010 10:57 am
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stancoza1425
The Panamera called, it wants its rear end back
Jun 2, 2010 9:35 am
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GHERNAS
I don`t know how many unit they gone a sell with this crisis
Jun 2, 2010 6:32 am
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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 2, 2010 9:23 am
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2010S5
A unaltered symbol of excess..and not necessarily a good thing either. And what's with the hatchback.
Jun 2, 2010 12:37 am
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Mirko
I'm confused... the article calls it a sedan, while one of the pictures clearly shows it's a hatchback.
Jun 2, 2010 4:38 am
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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 1, 2010 9:28 pm
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THERENAISSANCEMAN
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 1, 2010 7:31 pm
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MTC
looks alright, better than Panamera, at least
Jun 1, 2010 7:19 pm
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wbizarre
somehow I like much better here than in any of the press photos.
Jun 1, 2010 6:57 pm
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DearS
Class is not something that can be bought.
Jun 1, 2010 6:53 pm
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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 1, 2010 11:48 pm
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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 2, 2010 12:04 am
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apwozniak
Not as pretty as the Veyron
Jun 1, 2010 6:14 pm
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