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Future products: Bugatti replacement has more luxury, fewer horses

Tue, 21 Sep 2010

Bugatti, Volkswagen Group's exotic sports-car brand, is ending production of its Veyron and will replace it with the tamer but more luxurious Galibier.

16C Galibier: The four-seat sedan is expected to go on sale in 2013 for about $1.5 million. Only 300 will be produced.

The Galibier, which is made of carbon fiber and aluminum, will use the Veyron's 8.0-liter W16 engine but will employ superchargers rather than turbochargers--producing 800 hp.

Veyron 16.4: The limited-edition, two-passenger Veyron, which was introduced in 2005, is near the end of its 300-unit production run. So far, 260 have been built. The 1,200-hp, 268-mph Super Sport edition debuted this summer at a price of $2.2 million to $2.6 million, including shipping.

By Diana T. Kurylko- Automotive News