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Shown for the first time a month ago at a private event in Molsheim, France, the Bugatti Galibier 16C sedan has now reportedly been given the green light to head into production.
The reported cost of the quad-turbo 16-cylinder sedan is £900,000 or roughly $1.5 million, with a possible production date of 2013. At that time the Veyron should have ceased its production run and the Galibier, will continue as the only model in the Bugatti lineup.
Named after a pass in the Alps, the Galibier is said to use a detuned version of the Veyron’s engine making more like 800hp, with an estimated top speed of around 220 mph. Rumors have also suggested the car will get an eight-speed automatic transmission, rather than the more performance-oriented dual-clutch setup found on the Veyron.
The body is made of both aluminum and carbon fiber with the car’s most unique trait being a Parmigiani Reverso Tourbillon timepiece which can be remove and warn as a watch by the owner.
GALLERY: Bugatti Galibier 16C