Galibier: “The best luxury sedan in the world”

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Bugatti Galibier Concept

While poking around for extra info on yesterday’s R8 e-tron story we came across an interview with Wolfgang Dürheimer from late August, when he was still with Bugatti and just before he started with Audi. He’s been quite the mover and shaker in the Volkswagen Group, especially if we cheat a little and count his time at Porsche in that mix.

Anyway, we thought we’d share Dürheimer’s thoughts on the four-door Bugatti Galibier, which is not due until 2015 and will follow the next-gen Veyron. Dürheimer states the Galibier will be, “Simply the best luxury sedan in the world, the most beautiful large four-door in the world, powered by a 16-cylinder engine with over 1000 hp, and faster than anything on the market.

“And that includes tuning cars, which now stand at around 235 mph. And I can assure you that we will include a few innovative ideas that are a first in the automotive business as a whole.

“I thought I had seen everything after 10 years at the top of Porsche’s R&D.
I was wrong.”

Sounds impressive, hey.

[Source: Car and Driver]

Bugatti Galibier Concept

Bugatti Galibier Concept