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Old 08-20-12, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Bugatti Galibier to be "faster than anything on the market"

Bugatti Galibier to be "faster than anything on the market"


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Before Wolfgang Dürheimer moves to Audi, he's still got a few jobs to finish as head of Bentley and Bugatti, one of them being to oversee the development of the 16C Galibier. It was back in 2009 that the two-tone concept had audiences agog, and rumors and leaks since then have had everyone wondering if the four-seat fastback will ever become reality. To hit 'rewind' on the rumormill, the Galibier was initially greenlit in early 2011 and tipped to go into production this year, a timeframe that was later revised to next year. The model was earmarked to have less than 1,000 horsepower and optional hybrid power, and at the same time, the design was meant to be finalized, but it was instead reportedly scrapped for not being outrageous enough. The Galibier then went back to the design bureau and the horsepower was subsequently announced as surpassing the four-digit mark.

Production is now planned for somewhere around 2015, and according to Dürheimer's chat with Car and Driver, the Galibier on the way will be original and blindingly fast. The executive would only commit to the "over 1,000 hp" line, but C/D believes the ouput will be around 1,400 non-hybridized ponies. Whatever the final number is, it is said to get the Galibier beyond 235 mph and, Durheimer said, be "faster than anything on the market" – and that includes wares from the aftermarket sector. Dürheimer also says the Galibier will have technologies that are automotive firsts.

What remains to be decided is the candy coating that will envelop all that sweetness, since "the final design still is in flux." We'd heard before that the hatchback's entire rear end is being redesigned, but it appears that if nothing else, the eight tailpipes will remain.

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1400hp love it, even though it's insane!
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usually not a fan of the hatchback design, but this looks good. Thought 4 exhaust tips on either side might be overkill.

Real talk, would you sit in that car and let someone drive you around at 200+ mph? I know i would be scared
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Why the large hatchback Luxury sedans are getting so popular.

Never a fan of the Panamera, and then the super ugly BMW 5GT, also comes the not-at-all beautiful Ferrari FF, and now Bugatti is going to make a 2 mil+ version of it?!
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usually not a fan of the hatchback design, but this looks good. Thought 4 exhaust tips on either side might be overkill.

Real talk, would you sit in that car and let someone drive you around at 200+ mph? I know i would be scared
There are few places most people can safely hit that kind of speed anyways....you'd probably have to be on a track or something similar lol
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Needs MOAR tailpipes.

I must say its interesting to see OEM coming out with ridonkulous numbers like these. makes you wonder whats in store for the aftermarket.
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Looks like a 4 door Bentley GT....
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Fastest thing with at least four doors?

Anyways, Bugatti is really brainstorming of some really mindblowing creations. It's simply madness.

But also epic and awesome
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Been following this since it's announcement and have been looking for any further details and such. 1,400hp will be amazing! If they're going to make it expensive, then they better make it faster, more advanced, and more attractive then anything else in the market.
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I still like the Bugatti Veyron!
1001 HP sounds.....know what, 1400 HP IS very insane...
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235mph you would be able to drag race F1 race cars as well as go shopping at costco.
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How many more years before they decided to make an SUV?
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