9/15/09

Bugatti Galibier 4-Door Coupe


Makers of the Veyron, the most extreme automobile on the planet, Bugatti has decided to try something a little different. They moved the engine in front of the driver and added two doors. The result..?

Galibier

Following a private event for customers in Germany, details and pictures of this concept vehicle have appeared on the Internet. A striking two-tone outer skin comprised of polished aluminum and carbon fiber is suitably eye-catching for a car of this…shall I say…stature? All something that one expects from the folks at Bugatti these days, as they are not a company prone to understated design. I really like the center spine running down the length of the car – a nod to Bugattis of yore.

Underneath that gleaming surface resides a monster – a version of the same 8-liter W16 engine from the Veyron. Word has it that a top speed of 217 mph is available for the well-healed and brave of heart.

There is no “official” word of imminent production of the Galibier, but I believe it is going to happen soon. Expect pricing to be in the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.

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