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Old 04-01-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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According to a report on AutoNews.com (via Bloomberg), Bugatti, makers of the record-speed production car Veyron, are set to produce the Galibier sedan, which amounts to a four-door model of the popular Veyron.

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The projected asking price for the Galibier is approximately $1 million U.S. The concept car turned project will be pushing 1000-hp.


Bugatti, the maker of the world's fastest production car, has won backing from parent Volkswagen AG to build the 16C Galibier sedan, adding a four-door model to its lineup, two people familiar with the matter said.

The Galibier, which premiered as a concept vehicle at the 2010 Geneva auto show, has a 1,000-hp engine and may cost about 1 million euros ($1.4 million), said the people, who declined to be named as the plans are still private.

"Four-door vehicles open up a whole new market for exotic-car makers," said Kevin Tynan, an automotive analyst for Bloomberg Industries. "It makes good sense for Bugatti to get in there. Those cars are loyal to design language and brand heritage."

Ultra-luxury nameplates are expanding their lineups to larger vehicles as the recovery from the financial crisis fuels demand.

Ferrari S.p.A. introduced the four-seat FF, the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive, in March. The first year's production of the 260,000 euro model is already sold out.

Lamborghini S.p.A., another Volkswagen unit, is considering adding a third model to its portfolio of two-seater vehicles and plans to make a decision by the end of the year, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said at the Geneva show last month. The CEO has called a four-door car "a very feasible approach."

Wolfgang Duerheimer, the former development chief at Porsche AG who took over as head of Bugatti and Bentley in February, has been pushing VW managers to approve production of the Galibier since taking charge, the two people said.

16-cylinder engine

Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen agreed to build the model, which relies on a 16-cylinder engine that can run on biofuel as well as gasoline, they said. Production will require facilities in Molsheim, France, to be refitted, which may push back deliveries until 2013 or 2014, the people said.

Volkswagen purchased the Bugatti brand in 1998 along with Lamborghini and Bentley Motors Ltd. to create a stable of high-end carmakers. Under VW's reign, the super-luxury brand, which traces its roots back to Italian-born car designer Ettore Bugatti, started production of the two-door Veyron 16.4 in 2005, limiting output to no more than 300 vehicles.

Bugatti, which makes about 50 cars a year, has introduced two derivatives of the Veyron since 2008, the Grand Sport and Super Sport models.

The Super Sport is the world's fastest production car, with a top speed of 268 mph (about 430kph). The name Galibier stems from one of France's most difficult Alpine passes featured in the Tour de France bicycle race and also served as name for an earlier four-door variant called Type 57.

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For many auto enthusiasts, the Veyron is high on the list of "dream garage additions. What about this four-door derivative? Would you rather have a four-door super car or two-door?
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: Report: Bugatti to Produce 4-Door Supercar

"The Galibier sedan, it makes waking up early to take the kids to school a thing of the past... you can now reach anywhere within a 10 mile radius in 3 minutes or less."

IMO, the Veyron tops the Galibier in pure bad-assness, however, I really like having space in my vehicles. This car may not remove the Veyron from it's throne on my list of dream cars, but it definitely moves a lot of them further down the list..
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Re: Report: Bugatti to Produce 4-Door Supercar

It's cool, but really who can afford it?
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