Bugatti is celebrating their first one hundred years in business this year but aside from that, the marque is expected to unveil a supercar which most likely will serve as compass for the future of the company.
A century after Ettore Bugatti established the company, we are able to see another milestone of the carmaker in the form of the 2009 Galibier 16C.
According to Bugatti insiders, the car manufacturer is considering three proposed designs for the next generation Bugatti. There is a high probability that the Galibier 16C will go into production after the Veyron ends its run by 2012.
The body of the Galibier 16C is made from a blend of carbob-fiber and aluminum which establishes its places as the lightest car in its class. The chassis is further strengthened by reinforced plastic and marked by LED lights on its ends.
The Galibier 16C borrows its design line sfrom the Atlantique Type 57. When you look at the images, notice the hatchback like lines and spine. The interiors are also treated with pure luxury. The central dash is made from fine wood and two dial displays which give you an idea of the speed and the power. There is also a Swiss clock from Parmigiani.
Bugatti did not reveal the technical aspects of the Galibier 16C but experts are assuming it will sport the 16 cylinder 8.0L engine used with the Veyron that has an output of around 800 horsepower. Instead of the turbo the Galibier 16C might come with a supercharger. Another spec will be an 8 speed auto transmission instead of a dual clutch system featured in the Veyron.
By spring 2010, we will know if the Galibier 16C will get the thumbs up for production.