Bugatti Galibier has been cancelled. Hypercar manufacturer Bugatti has officially confirmed it won't be producing the anticipated four-door Veyron-based Galibier as well as the rumoured SuperVeyron.
"We have talked many, many times about the Bugatti Galibier, but this car will not come because it would confuse our customers. With the Veyron, we placed Bugatti on top of all super-sportscar brands in the whole world. Everyone knows that Bugatti is the ultimate super sportscar. It's easier for current owners, and others who are interested, to understand if we do something similar to the Veyron. And that is what we will do. There will not be a four-door Bugatti," said Bugatti boss Dr Wolfgang Schreiber in an interview.
The Bugatti Galibier concept was shown off in 2009 and was claimed to be the most exclusive, elegant and powerful four-door automobile. Unlike the quad-turbo Veyron, the Galibier featured an eight-litre 16-cylinder engine with two-stage supercharging. What made this concept unique was its ability to be a flex-fuel motor which could be run on both petrol or ethanol.
"We will not produce a ‘SuperVeyron' or Veyron Plus, definitely," said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber who was Bugatti's Technical Director during the Veyron's development. "There will be no more power. 1200hp is enough for the chapter of Veyron and its derivatives," he added.
The SuperVeyron was intended to be the ultimate incarnation of the Veyron. Rumours were rife the ultimate model would be lighter, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, as well as faster. Thanks to modifications to the existing 883 kW motor, power would climb to 1 118kW. You would think the standard Veyron SuperSport offered enough performance, and Bugatti finally saw the light and realised this would be going too far.
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