Bugatti Brings the 16C Galibier Concept Sedan to Los Angeles - New Photo Album Released

Instead of exhibiting its new 16C Galibier concept car at international motor shows for us plebeians to see, Bugatti has chosen to display its four-seat limousine exclusively to selected customers and what the firm describes as "opinion-makers" from around the globe. Following the presentation of the concept at a private event at its Molsheim headquarters on the eve of the Frankfurt Show in September, the VW Group owned company now brought the 16C Galibier, which is named after an alpine pass along the Tour de France, to Los Angeles at the Beverly Hills Ace Gallery.

Designed to be if not the, one of the most exclusive and powerful limousine in the world, the 16C Galibier packs a 16-cylinder, 8-litre engine with two-stage supercharging that was developed as a flex-fuel engine that can optionally be run on ethanol. It also features four-wheel drive, specially developed ceramic brakes and a new suspension design.

There's still no official word if the concept will head into production but if VW's decision makers give the green light, expect to see the car making its market debut in the next three to four years.


Anonymous said... »November 10, 2009

Wait, I thought it was already go for production?

Anonymous said... »November 10, 2009

Thank goodness they haven't put it into production yet. They need to make some changes first.

The rear end is terrible. Who wants a million dollar+ 4 door hatchback? It should really be a three box design. The head and taillight covers are uninspired. Plus eight exhaust tips? Really? Are they serious?

On the other hand, I love the subdued interior. It is very attractive. The hood design is awesome and befitting a car of this nature. Also a big yes to the engine.

Overall, I actually do like the car but I think they've mined their heritage a bit too much for the exterior. I hope they make it but changes are required first.

Anonymous said... »November 11, 2009

I was there at the presentation. I am a professional opinion maker. I will try my best to forward the valuable inputs from the folks above....and do you like the mirror finish or how about changing its name from Galibier to Caviar....

Anonymous said... »November 11, 2009

looks like an uglier version of the panamera

Anonymous said... »November 11, 2009

the rapide is still the one for me.

Annie Moes said... »November 12, 2009

Superb looking luxury car! And anyone that thinks differently has a mindset of the '80s and is not giving it a serious thinking forward.

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