Follow Up News About Bugatti Galibier

Bugatti Galibier concept

We really have bad feelings about this one because honestly, we have built some expectations and obviously can’t wait to see the production version of the Bugatti Galibier. That is right… the mysterious four-door luxury sedan Bugatti will ever made. There has been rumors that the Bugatti execs want the Galibier to be back to drawing board, make everything from scratch, and using different engine types. We don’t quite know what happen, but it seems like the project on the Galibier luxury four-door sedan has been going on and off, on and off, and we can’t even tell you how the end will look like.

The Bugatti CEO – Durheimer trusted both his customers and his engineers. The engineers think that the Galibier is doable, so they created the prototype and asked some of Veyron’s owners to give some kind of test drive for the luxury four-door sedan. The result was pretty disappointing as the Veyron’s owners stated that the prototype was far from what they have expected.

Durheimer is really aware – and hopefully sober – that his decision to postpone (again) the Bugatti Galibier luxury four-door sedan will disappoint many people. But if he wants the Galibier to be one the Bugatti’s best creations in the form of luxury four-door sedan, then it may take some times to see the production version dubbed as “Royale”. The name itself refers to luxury, don’t you think? Galibier was expected to be ready next year, but things have changed and much likely the luxury four-door sedan will hit the road in 2015. Let’s hope nothing happen between now and the 2015. Well, good things are happen for those who are willing to wait, right?

Reinvention Over Bugatti Galibier: True or False?

Bugatti Galibier sedan

We don’t want to keep our expectation high for the arrival of Bugatti Galibier as we previously reported that the sedan probably will get new power. Now, after the announcement that stated the development on the Galibier had to be put on hold because the available design doesn’t fill the Wolfgang Durheimer’s expectation. So, what’s new about the Bugatti Galibier?

Wolfgang Durheimer said that the not-yet-confirmed production version of the Bugatti Galibier sedan will be different from the photo we attached and from all the designs that you can easily find on Google. Wait, is this mean that Bugatti Galibier will no longer fill the sedan segment? Or will it be totally brand newly designed supercar?

We don’t know yet, but the possibility that the Bugatti Galibier will be emerging in the brand new design and won’t be in the form of sedan is much likely true. It all started when Herr Durheimer revealed that they invited Bugatti Veyron owners to test drive the current Bugatti Galibier sedan prototype. And did you know what they say?

What the customers say can be very positive critic for the company and that is what Wolfgang Durheimer believed in right now. Half of the Bugatti Veyron owners who tested the Galibier stated that they disappointed with the sedan prototype. No details if the disappointment referred to the engine, the design, or all above. That is why, the company decided to bring the Bugatti Galibier project back to scratch or reinvented.

Here is what Wolfgang Durheimer said about the redesign Bugatti Galibier, “I will suggest we continue development, but there will be some remarkable changes from the original concept. The design will be different, especially from the B-pillar back, the ingress and regress to the rear seats will be improved, as will the legroom and ergonomics, the car will be a little longer, and the power of the engine will be at least four figures.

Rumor: New Power for Bugatti Galibier?

Bugatti Galibier

The imaginary photos for Bugatti Galibier supercar has been popping out on the internet probably could not outreach Justin Bieber’s photos. We were kind of excited when Volkswagen (finally) agreed to put the Bugatti Galibier supercar into production and we were also okay when the Galibier was about to named as “Royale”. What we don’t understand is that Bugatti has decided to put the Bugatti Galibier supercar project on hold. Wait… Bugatti Galibier is back on the R&D department and back to the drawing board design? Bummer, don’t you think?

So, what is exactly does Bugatti Galibier want? Why puts the Bugatti Galibier project on hold? These questions have been running around inside our head. So, to kill our curiosity and of course, your curiosity as well, we rang up the Bugatti office, getting some confirmations. After the sweet talks, we found out that the Bugatti boss, Wolfgang Durheimer wanted the Bugatti Galibier to carry more than 800 horsepower in order to set the bar for other competitor.

You should remember that the first time Bugatti Galibier concept emerged, it was projected as supercar sedan. If the Bugatti Galibier supercar carries more than 800 horsepower, it will be definitely set the bar way too high for sedan, don’t you think? But then again, everything about Bugatti it has to be more than the ordinary car. Especially the Bugatti Galibier which is set to be more than just supercar.

This is what we quoted as Wolfgang Durheimer stated about the continuation of Bugatti Galibier, “It’s 800 horsepower now, but there are tuners today who can give you that and we don’t want our car to be involved in any discussion that involves tuners, so we have to move the benchmarks.”

If you think the things about Bugatti Galibier ended here, you are far from right. Wolfgang Durheimer also encourages – more like challenging – the engineers and designers to create the best performance and comfort for the Bugatti Galibier. If this is what happens, then the space in the rear area of the Bugatti Galibier has to go which makes us kind of disappointed.

In the end, the delay on the Bugatti Galibier supercar project is intended to make us stay curious. But for the execs, they want the Bugatti Galibier to be a supercar that makes us speechless, a supercar that is so good in every possible way and it doesn’t need a complex presentation to impress. Well, we can only hope that the engineers and designers could do their best to present us with the Bugatti Galibier supercar as they have promised.

Prediction: Bugatti Galibier/Royale Ready for Sale in 2012

Bugatti Galibier Concept

While no official information has been released yet in regards to the name for the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept and performance figures, the President and CEO of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer, keeps giving us some heads-up on the production of the car from time to time.

For example, in a recent interview with our German contributor, Durheimer confirms the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept (rumored to exit production lines under the Royale designation) will arrive on the market from autumn 2012.

The company expects some four digit sales figures from the high-performance Bugatti Galibier sedan concept that is to be almost as fast and as powerful as a Veyron but with four doors, four seats, and plenty of room in the boot.

“The Bugatti Galibier sedan concept has a much higher value that the Veyron – with lot of trunk volume and a four-seat plus one configuration. We are taking into consideration various scenarios, from 500, to even 1,000 or 1,500 units produced,”Durheimer was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.

Coming to replace the Veyron and boasting a 16-cylinder engine, the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept /Royale will come with a rumored output from 800 to 1,000 horsepower. The company has not placed a price tag on the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept yet, but they are anticipating it will be more then one million euros.

“We will set the price at the end. The amount is expected to be of seven figures. Today, the Veyron range is priced between 1.2 and 2 million euros. In the end, the
Bugatti Galibier sedan concept is the absolute benchmark in the four-door sedan segment,” Durheimer stated.

With its 16 cylinders of the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept technology will “define the undisputed leadership in its segment,” he added. “Bugatti will continue to be the laboratory for developing revolutionary engineering approaches,” Durheimer concluded the interview session about the Bugatti Galibier sedan concept.