Bugatti has officially cancelled plans to launch its Galibier four-door saloon
The £900,000 concept was intended to gauge customer reactions to a four-door Bugatti
A final run-out edition of the current Veyron, dubbed 'Super Veyron', has also been ruled out
“The Galibier is officially dead,” Winterkorn confirmed to Autocar. “We won’t do it. In its place will be a second-generation Veyron with more power.”
Winterkorn, speaking at the launch of the Mk7 VW Golf R, did not mention any other details about the new Veyron or hint at a launch date.
A proposed ‘Super Veyron’, an ultimate performance version of the current car intended as a run-out model, has also been ruled out by Winterkorn. That model would have had more than 1500bhp and a 280mph plus top speed.
The Galibier saloon concept was first revealed in 2009, with the model pegged to become a new flagship for the brand. Development of the Galibier was slow, however, and any launch date pushed back to at least 2015/2016 when Bugatti officials last spoke of it.
The Galibier was originally said to have an asking price of £900,000, with power coming from a W16 engine derived from the Veyron. As much as 800bhp was tipped to be available on some models of the four-wheel drive super-saloon.