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Volkswagen is set to approve production of the Bugatti Galiber by the end of 2011, but Bugatti head Wolfgang Durheimer himself told Autocar that the concept car will bear little resemblance to what super wealthy customers will eventually be able to buy.
“The design will be different, especially from the B-pillar back, the ingress and regress to the rear seats will be improved, as will the legroom and ergonomics, the car will be a little longer, and the power of the engine will be at least four figures.”
Durheimer called the changes “…a design I can be behind 100%”, but did not comment on any mechanical details. He did say that a significant number of Veyron owners had previewed the car and that the changes came as a result of feedback from them. The Galiber is expected to cost as much as $2 million when it goes on sale in 2013.
For those well-heeled enthusiasts looking to take their friends up to 250+mph, take heart—Bugatti has announced plans to build the Galiber four-do0r, four-seater sedan.
Consider the Galiber a Sybartic, jewel-encrusted amusement park ride, then—with room to impress the neighbors and the same 1000+horsepower W16 engine as in the Veyron. Though because it’s a sensible family sedan, Bugatti might dial back the turbocharger count by two and cap the horsepower at a more responsible 800 horsepower. Don’t accuse Bugatti of not being in tune with the needs of the market.
GALLERY: Bugatti Galibier