The Bugatti Galibier was first introduced in September of 2009 and while it has already reportedly been given the green-light several times, Germany’s Der Spiegel has just announced an additional confirmation. In an interview with company execs, Der Spiegel reports that a new model is in the works, based on the Audi A8 platform. It’s unlikely that the ultra-exotic brand is working on more than one model at a time and so the obvious conclusion is that this is the Galibier.
For power, the Galibier reportedly uses a version of the Veyron’s 8.0-liter W16 engine, but with a pair of superchargers rather than the quad-turbo setup. It also gets an eight-speed automatic rather than the Veyron’s seven-seed DSG box.
While the Veyron is due to be retired soon, one revelation out of the interview is that the Volkswagen board has made the call to cease all sports car development for the Bugatti brand, limiting it strictly to sedans.
GALLERY: Bugatti Galibier
[Source: Der Spiegel]