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 |  Apr 08 2013, 10:18 AM

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Bugatti, maker of the former world’s fastest production car, is teasing a new model today with a picture and small caption on Facebook. 

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 |  Apr 19 2011, 6:00 AM

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Bugatti president and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirming that Bugatti will move forward with producing the 16C Galibier isn’t the biggest news about the super sedan, rather, it’s the fact that Bugatti will be offering a hybrid variant of the car. In an interview with CAR Magazine, Durheimer announced more details on the Galibier program and what Bugatti will be offering for its luxury sedan.

As we already know, the standard Galibier will also utilize Bugatti’s potent W16 power plant but a hybrid option will also be available. Durheimer expressed the importance of being socially acceptable in various markets that might demand a more quiet vehicle. By offering an EV mode with the Galibier, the luxury sedan will have more versatility in an already limited market.

“When the mayors of cities know we can make cars that run silently, I don’t expect they will allow cars that pollute into city centres,” Durheimer said. “But I can’t imagine a Galibier owner leaving their car at the park-and-ride and catching a bus. That’s why we need to offer a hybrid with this car, so owners drive up to the hotel silently in EV mode. But not every Galibier needs to be a hybrid – in places like Dubai it is not what the market wants.”

With the Veyron’s production fading into the horizon, many will anxiously await the production of the Galibier which will be limited to 3,000 units.

[Source: Car Magazine UK]

 |  Nov 09 2009, 11:46 AM

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With our previous glimpses at Bugatti’s 16C Galibier ultra-sedan reportedly leaked, these are the first official images of the car from Bugatti, hinting that the ultra-luxury and ultra-performance Volkswagen brand might be preparing to confirm the car’s production – possibly as early as the LA Auto Show.

Little is still known about the car, other than it will be powered by the same quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine as in the Veyron. The body will be made of predominantly carbon fiber, while the interior (as the pictures confirm) will be a luxurious old-world oasis. And don’t forget the eight exhaust pipes, as well as the Parmigiani Reverso Tourbillon timepiece which can be remove and warn as a watch by the owner.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the car’s progress to production. In the mean time, follow the jump for a video of the Galibier.

GALLERY: Bugatti 16C Galibier

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See the Bugatti 16C Galibier teaser video after the jump:

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