A senior Bugatti executive has reiterated that its new 16C Galibier saloon exists purely as a “concept study” at this stage, after the firm displayed it for a second time in Los Angeles.
On the eve of the Frankfurt motor show in September, Bugatti showed the luxurious four-door saloon concept to a select few customers, as well as Autocar, and is planning on showing the Galibier around the world to gauge reaction to it.
Autocar understands that the concept will go on-sale in production form in 2013 with a price tag of around £900,000. Insiders are keen to make it once Veyron production ends in 2012, although the firm’s director of sales, marketing and after sales Alasdair Stewart has officially said otherwise.
Speaking at the car’s showing at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, Stewart said the car was one of several concept studies the firm would be displaying over the next few years as it considers the future of the prestigious marque.