2010 Bugatti 16C Galibier review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 , 14:03:53 byAngela

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Bugatti 16C Galibier

At the Volkswagen Group Evening, the Bugatti 16C Galibier concept was revealed. The model is planned to be the most exclusive, elegant and powerful four-door automobile in the world. This is actually a concept study which the company is considering for the future of the Bugatti brand. This is actually the first manufacturer to use aluminum wheels in series-production cars. With this new four-door concept car, Bugatti assumes a new leading role in the use of new material combinations. The concept on show uses a mix of carbon fiber parts and aluminum, painted in Atlantic Black. The design of the Galibier combines in a very harmonious way the comfort and the elegance of a modern four-door saloon. Under the bonnet, the model has a 16-cylinder 8-liter engine with two-stage supercharging. This is not all. The model is more special than this. It was developed as a flex-fuel 2 Bugatti engine, and can optimally be run on ethanol. Four-wheel drive especially developed ceramic brakes and a new suspension design gives the car agile, precise handling despite its saloon dimensions. The interior designs elements help reflect the exterior. For example, the dash panel has been reduced to the essentials and two centrally located main instruments keep even the rear passengers informed of the speed and utilized performance. The new model received a tourbillon watch integrated into the dashboard of the car that can be removed or transformed from Parmigiani Fleurier, the Swiss manufacturer of prestige watches. The special watch can be turned into a wristwatch, a pocket watch or even a table watch. The Galibier was actually the name of a four-door Type 57 variant unequalled in sportiness and elegance. The 16c was developed from the need of even more powerful engines and even more striking body designs.