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Bugatti Galibier: Hybrid option & Autumn 2012 Launch confirmed

Sat, 30 Jul 2011

Bugatti Galibier will get a Hybrid option

Every time we run a story about the Bugatti Galibier launch it feels like Déjà vu.

Why, you may very well ask. Because we’ve been saying since the first time the Bugatti Galibier saw the light of day in September 2009 that the Galibier was an addition for Bugatti, not a replacement for the Veyron, and would launch in 2012 as a 2013 model.

We even reported just a month later that sources at Bugatti had told us the Galibier already had a green light for production – just the detail needed sorting – and a year later we wrote an almost identical story after many media outlets were speculating the Galibier was going to happen – just as we’d revealed a year before.

And here we are again, the third year in a row, with another ‘Bugatti Galibier Launch’ story. But this time it looks as though we have public confirmation of what we’ve been telling you for two years straight from Bugatti – and more.

Bugatti Head Wolfgang Dürheimer has been talking to Auto Motor Und Sport and divulging a bit more than Bugatti has divulged before – at least publicly. He says the new Bugatti will be the undisputed leader in the luxury segment, seat four and their luggage, cost at least €1 million and see a production volume of over 1,000.

But what Herr Dürheimer also confirmed was that “… there will even be a hybrid version of the Galibier, the ride is about 40 kilometers on electric power”. No details and no fanfare – but a significant statement for a likely 800bhp plus, 16 cylinder, €1M car

Even Bugatti now feels it necessary to polish their ‘Green Halo’.

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By Cars UK