According to 4WheelsNews, the eight-piped vehicle teased by Bugatti back in July is a four-door coupe unveiled at a private event yesterday named the Bugatti Galibier. Well, at least the name's got some history. UPDATE: Photos!
For those who don't know, Bugatti also used the name on the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Galibier Saloon. It's a name that comes from a mountain pass in the southern region of the French Dauphiné Alps near Grenoble. Perfect. A concept car named after a mountain pass. What's next — the Hyundai Khyber?
So what do we know about this new car? For starters, unlike the Veyron, the Galibier carries a front-mounted W16 engine, weighs around 4200 lbs. and is capable of achieving a top speed of around 217 MPH and won't need a second key like its 2-door brother in order to reach that incredible speed.
On the exterior, we're told it's body is entirelycarbon fiber and has a total length of about 208 inches long — almost 32.3 inches longer than the Veyron.
So how much will the Galibier cost? No clue. Our best bet? We think it'll be really high. Actually, it'll probably be higher than what we think. Start with the Bugatti Veyron's $1.4 million price tag — then go a bit higher.
So when should we expect the debut of the car? That remains a mystery as Bugatti won't be in Frankfurt. We guess only time will tell. [via 4WheelsNews]