Everybody and anybody in the automotive world was certain that Bugatti is working on an even more powerful version of the Veyron as a retirement gift for the world’s most astonishing hyper car. They were also sure there is a production version of the four-door Galibier is coming. Now, Bugatti has finally responded to these rumors, and, well, it seems everybody was wrong!
Chatting with TopGear, Bugatti President Dr Wolfgang Schreiber ruled out the launch of the long-rumored SuperVeyron, reasoning that 1,200 horsepower is enough for this chapter, and they need to move on to something else.
He also confirmed, once and for all, that the Galibier is not going to be produced – that no four-door Bugatti is on the agenda, in fact. What Bugatti is going to do is to replace the Veyron with a new and equally ground-breaking model. That is what Schreiber thinks Bugatti customers want from the Company.
“We have talked many, many times about the Galibier, but this car will not come because […] it would confuse our customers. With the Veyron, we placed Bugatti on top of all super-sportscar brands in the whole world. Everyone knows that Bugatti is the ultimate super sportscar. It’s easier for current owners, and others who are interested, to understand if we do something similar to the Veyron [next]. And that is what we will do. There will not be a four-door Bugatti.”
Schreiber also made it clear that they are not going to play the hyper car game with McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari. But he didn’t dismiss the idea of a hybrid powertrain for the Veyron replacement.