Published by Autobahn Buzz (Bugatti)
The Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept Car review was originally previewed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 and brought back the spirit of the Type 57 from Bugatti’s epic and mystical past.
The most unique, elegant and highly effective four-door automobile worldwide Geneva, 1 March 2010– What was exposed as the climax of the centenary event ceremonies last September at Bugatti’s base of operations in Molsheim to a small group of clients and opinion leaders will certainly now be revealed specifically to a bigger media audience at the Volkswagen Group Evening in Geneva: the Bugatti 16C Galibier concept– intended to be the most unique, stylish, and effective four-door automobile on the planet.
Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. emphasized that this Galibier is a concept study which the company is taking into consideration for the future of the Bugatti marque. Dr. Josef however said that the preliminary feedback received from customers and viewpoint formers on it had been really positive.
Arte – Forme – Technique: these are the brand values which assisted Ettore Bugatti and his boy Jean in their mission to establish also much more effective engines and even more striking physical designs for all their new cars, which lacked an equivalent to Bugatti in terms of high quality, handling, speed and elegance. At the same time, they experimented over and over without compromise with new materials; thus Bugatti was the Maker to utilize aluminum wheels in series-production cars.
Arte – Forme – Technique are also the brand values which have assisted the design and design group of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. in the development of the Galibier. With this brand-new four-door concept car, Galibier presumes afresh a leading function in the usage of brand-new product mixes. The Galibier makes use of a mix of carbon fiber parts and aluminum. Repainted in Atlantic Black Carbon fiber has fantastic rigidness but is also incredibly light.
The Galibier’s layout belies the difficulty of unifying sportiness with the convenience and elegance of a modern-day four-door saloon. The fundamental architecture is reminiscent of the torpedo-like character of the Type 35, which was currently revived in the Veyron, and reinterprets it. With the common Bugatti radiator grille, uncommon round LED headlights and the particular body-back spinal column running the length of the car (a style component which has been associated with the marque considering that it initially showed up under Jean Bugatti in the Type 57S) this vehicle updates the Bugatti DNA for the modern world.
Beneath the bonnet, which folds back from both sides, there stays a 16-cylinder, 8-liter engine with two-stage supercharging. Exactly what makes this so unique is that it was developed as a flex-fuel 2 Bugatti engine, and could additionally be run on ethanol. Four-wheel drive, particularly created ceramic brakes and a brand-new suspension design provide the automobile agile, precise handling even with its saloon dimensions.
The interior shows the elemental layout of the great outdoors. The dash panel has been reduced to the fundamentals; two centrally situated main instruments keep the front and the rear passengers regularly informed of the actual speed and utilized performance. Parmigiani Fleurier, the Swiss manufacturer of status watches, developed the Bugatti tourbillon idea for the Galibier: a tourbillion watch integrated in the automobile’s control panel that could be gotten rid of and transformed– thanks to the cleverly made supports into a wristwatch, a pocket watch or a table clock.
“Galibier” is not merely the label of one of the most challenging Alpine passes to feature in the Tour de France however, in its time, was also the name of a four-door Type 57 variant unequaled in sportiness and elegance.