The Bugatti Galibier is still in the works, according to a new report by Autocar. But the model being develop differs substantially from the concept we have previously seen (pictured here).
A decision on whether to actually go ahead and build the model is expected later this year but Bugatti chief Wolfgang Durheimer told Autocar that the Galibier is still in development and "in its second half of the design phase."
Durheimer will present the new design to his VW bosses by Christmas when a final decision on production will be made. Target date is for a 2013 launch if the Galibier gets the green light.
But the production model will differ from the concept and sport new elements from input received from Veyron owners. As Durheimer told Autocar, half of Veyron owners have sat in the Galibier.
He also explains some of the changes coming.
"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."
At least four figures, meaning at the lowest end of four figures, which we take to be an output level of over 1000 PS (735.50 kW).
1000 PS, plenty of rear leg room, price tag of £1.5 million (€1.73 million)...sounds like a new Bugatti saloon (sedan).