Get ready for the world’s most powerful, most elegant and most exclusive sedan, the much anticipated Bugatti 16C Galibier. First unveiled two years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the luxurious car will have its official launch in early 2013.
Powering the luxe sedan is a supercharged 8.0-liter, 16 cylinder engine with two-stage supercharging. It delivers between 800 hp and 1,000 hp which is easily sent to all four wheels, thanks to the car’s AWD system. The body of the 16C Galibier is made of lightweight dark blue carbon fiber reinforced plastic, while the side doors and the wings are crafted from polished aluminum, which is also a lightweight material.
Like all Bugattis, this one too flaunts an incredibly luxurious interior. Caramel leather dominates the scene, but there is also some fine wood present for extra style. The surfboard-shaped dashboard includes a speedometer in the center, so that the rear passengers can also check how fast the car is moving.
The center console is equipped with large LCD screen, and there is even a Parmigiani Reverso Tourbillon Swiss clock in the vehicle, which is a removable timepiece that can also be worn on the wrist. We can’t wait to learn more about this awesome sedan as the launch date approaches.
Production is now planned for somewhere around 2015, and according to Dürheimer’s chat with Car and Driver, the Galibier on the way will be original and blindingly fast. The executive would only commit to the “over 1,000 hp” line, but C/D believes the ouput will be around 1,400 non-hybridized ponies. Whatever the final number is, it is said to get the Galibier beyond 235 mph and, Durheimer said, be “faster than anything on the market” – and that includes wares from the aftermarket sector. Dürheimer also says the Galibier will have technologies that are automotive firsts.