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Concept previews super-saloon set to go on sale in 2013, priced from around £900,000

Bugatti has released new pictures of its 16 C Galibier, a concept that heralds the introduction of a new high-performance saloon due to go on sale in 2013 with a price tag of around £900,000.

Officially the Galibier has been designed to gauge customer reaction to a four-door, four-seat Bugatti, but insiders are keen to make it once Veyron production ends in 2012.

"This is what the Bugatti team wants to do now we have to convince customers and the [VW] group to make it," company boss Franz-Josef Paefgen told Autocar at the car's launch last year.

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The company is staying tight-lipped about technical details. But technical boss Wolfgang Schreiber admitted that he wanted the production Galibier to be "the world’s fastest, highest accelerating and powerful four-door" and hinted that maximum power would end up at around 800bhp.

The Galibier is four-wheel drive and power comes from the same W16 engine as the Veyron, albeit with twin mechanical superchargers, rather than the four turbochargers of the mid-engined hypercar.

And unlike the Veyron, the Galibier is thought to have a conventional eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, rather than a DSG system.

Bugatti’s sales director Alasdair Stewart previously told Autocar that the decision to put the Galibier into production would be taken in the spring after the concept car has toured the world to be put in front of prospective customers. It was most recently on display at the Geneva motor show.

If it does see the light of day, Stewart expects up to 300 to be made at the company’s Molsheim HQ.

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montgomery 21 March 2010

Re: Bugatti 16 C Galibier: latest pics

Take one 1990s Volkswagen Phaeton concept car, slap 8 exhausts on the back and hey presto- a 4 door Bugatti! Brilliant!

fhp11 21 March 2010

Re: Bugatti 16 C Galibier: latest pics

Yes its sort of ugly, but effortlessly stylish at teh same time - the Panamera just looks ugly and tacky, all the time.

Peter Cavellini 21 March 2010

Re: Bugatti 16 C Galibier: latest pics

A bit like a cross betwen a Panamera and an Audi A8, if bespoke cars are your bag, if individuality is what you want, then this is the car for you because obviously money isn't an issue, so who cares?, somebody will have one made.