Bugatti is considering a partial redesign for their family-friendly version of the Veyron, the Bugatti Galibier. Although it is not slated to hit production lines until 2013, top Bugatti executives met with current Veyron owners and discussed the stylings of the Galibier. After much discussion a few changes are to be made.
The Galibier is considered a family-friendly sedan because it has four doors. The current concept model does not leave much leg room for a full-sized individual who is sitting in the back seat. This extended leg-room in the back seat will contribute to the overall length of the vehicle, which is to also see an increase over the concept model.
The current head of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer, has agreed with the consumers and is backing up these changes.
In addition to the interior and exterior changes, modifications under the hood will decrease horsepower by as much as 100 from the Veyron. Both vehicles will get the same W16 engines but the Galibier will have only two turbos whereas the Veyron has four. Two less turbos doesn’t mean much when you consider that these engines put out approximately 1,000 horsepower.
The Bugatti Galibier was placed on the back burner when the automotive market took a nose dive a few years ago. Parent company Volkswagen has given the execs at Bugatti a green light to run the Galibier as their next production vehicle. Although this vehicle will be considered production, only a limited number will be produced and the price tag is expected to be somewhere around 1.4 million dollars.