Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept

Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept

According to an Autocar UK report, Bugatti could resurrect production plans for a luxury sedan, possibly referencing the Galibier concept car that made its debut back in 2009.

Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer told Autocar UK the luxurious four-seat sedan is one of four models being proposed, and will compete against Rolls-Royce’s replacement for the Phantom. “At present, I am following up four strategic ideas. The Galibier is one. I can’t talk about the other,” said Durheimer.

Those “other” ideas may include a luxury SUV that rivals against the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a six-metre-long spiritual successor to the Bugatti Royale featuring an electric powertrain. However, the Galibier remains the favourite among the four proposals for Durheimer.

“My heart continues to beat for this car (Galibier), because we had some revolutionary approaches that no one to date has yet dared to place into production,” he said. Rumours suggest that the model could be based on a modified version of the Porsche-developed MSB platform, and will employ a front-engined layout.

The Galibier was previously said to receive the go-ahead for production back in 2011, but those plans were soon abandoned. With this news, don’t expect the Galibier to arrive anytime soon, as it will likely be launched only when production of the limited-edition Chiron comes to an end. Judging by how long the Veyron took to achieve that, it’s going to be a while.