The super sedan might still be a few years away, but the Galibier is shaping up to become the ultimate Bugatti model. In fact, the automaker has not yet decided whether it’ll come before or after the Veyron successor. Regardless, the goals set for the Galibier are clearly very ambitious; the automaker wants to break the 235-mph top speed mark, and give it over 1,000 hp to do so.
Realistically, the Galibier could sport around 1,400-hp and feature a dual-quad exhaust setup – that’ll be eight exhaust tips for you. The final design on the Galibier model has still not yet been decided, but the concept that was originally seen in 2009 has been reworked into an entirely new car. It is believed that the final product will be similar in proportions to the concept, even though it will feature many more innovative ideas.
We would be more than surprised if the final production model isn’t powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine, as nothing less would be acceptable if Bugatti hopes to have the sedan go “faster than anything on the market,” according to Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.
Unfortunately for now, we’ll just have to continue playing the waiting game with the Bugatti Galibier. As Dürheimer says, “A Bugatti… is finished when the artist has signed it off.” It looks like until then, it’ll continue to evolve into a very magnificent machine.
[Source: Car and Driver]