Last year Bugatti revealed the 16C Galibier Concept, which is like a four-door ultra-lux version of the Veyron. The car was introduced in the middle of the world’s economic downturn so the chances for it to become produced at that time was almost zero. Now though as the economy is getting better and better, VW officials are convinced that making the Galibier in limited numbers actually makes sense!
The car has recently been on a world tour in which the potential customers got to see it in person. Apparently they have shown great interest in the car and for that made the manager to make the final decision. Mind you, the process of turning from a concept into an actual production model is very time consuming, so the most realistic time for it to come would be in late 2012 or early 2013.
The production is said to be limited to just 300 units, with pricing around $1.5 million. The Galibier is based on the Veyron and is powered by the same 1000 hp quad-turbo W-16 engine. The car’s design is inspired by the legendary Type 35.
source: AutocarBugatti 16C Galibier Going Into Production In 2013,