Bugatti’s new four-door supercar concept, the Galibier, looks like it will soon be in production and set for release in 2012.
Named after an Alpine mountain pass along the Tour de France, the striking two-tone exterior is made up of polished aluminium and a dark blue carbon fiber weave.
A powerful eight-litre W16 power-plant is mounted up front and is capable of running on ethanol fuel, which allows it to release more horsepower. The engine, which is the same as the Bugatti Veyron, has two superchargers instead of four turbochargers, for improved torque, and although less powerful than the Veyron, it has a rumoured output of 800 PS (588 kW/ 789 hp) to 1000 PS (735 kW/ 986 hp), and a top speed reported at 350 kilometres per hour.
Originally, the price was thought to be around $1.4 million, however, if Bugatti ups its power to a minimum 1000 horsepower (which they want for all Bugatti’s), the Galibier will come at “an extraordinary price”, potentially higher than the Veyron’s $1.7 million.
Bugatti has been showing off their prototype of the Galibier to potential customers in an effort to measure their interest, but suggestions are that the car will be on sale from as early as late 2012.