Bugatti Galibier sedan concept debuts
After months of teasing the retarded press with a shadowy photo, Bugatti has finally revealed its new four-door sedan concept ahead of the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show at an event for Bugatti customers. Originally dubbed the Bordeaux, the super-sedan’s real name is Galibier, named after a difficult Alpine pass along the Tour de France route.
Obvious features include a two-tone body, comprising of polished aluminum for the doors and front-end, and a dark-blue carbon fibre weave that shines through when illuminated. A prominent ‘spine’ along the middle of the car recalls past Bugatti models like the Type 35 and the Type 57. However, the insect-butt styling of the Veyron, which wasn’t attractive in the first place, does not translate very well to the Galibier sedan.
Powering the Bugatti Galibier concept is a version of Bugatti’s 8.0-litre W16 turbo engine. Top speed is expected to be around 350 kph.