Significant changes for Bugatti Galibier before approval

By Peter Chubb - Sep 28, 2011

Back in July 2010 the makers of the Bugatti Veyron decided to design a concept of what they believe will become the successor to the worlds fastest production car. The Bugatti Galibier is a long way off, but if there is any hope of it getting approval to be released, then some significant changes will need to be meet.

We should know before the year is out if VW plan to build the new supercar, but take one last look at the images on Autoblog, as the car will not look anything like those concept images. We cannot be 100 percent certain what changes will need to be made, but AutoCar does say that Volkswagen are now in the second phase of the project – just hope Bugatti learn before Christmas, as that will make a perfect gift.

So let’s look at what changes could be made; it is reported that from the B-pillar back and also the rear seats will need to have a few modifications, as they will increase the amount of leg room passengers will have. To do this the car will need to be made longer, which then means that the engine will have to have an increase in power. People never seem to realize that the moment that you make one change, this then leads to a few other needed changes for it to all work.

What we like about some of these suggested changes was that VW did not push for them, but from future customers – makes sense, as they will be the ones parting with around £1.5 million of their money. Once the changes have been approved then you will see the man in charge of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer become totally committed to the new project.

We do not have any idea as to what the top speed will be, but we do not expect it to top the Veyron, as this was meant to be a one-off for the company, just to prove that they can do it. There seems to be a lot of love for the world’s fastest production car, wonder if that will emulate over to the new model?

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