Here are some live impressions of the Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept from the Geneva Motor Show.
At the heart of the Galibier is Bugatti’s 8.0-liter W-16 engine lifted nearly intact from the Veyron sports car. Changes include a shift from four turbochargers to two-stage supercharging – a move that gives the sedan smoother acceleration and more low-down torque to better suit its use in a luxury sedan – as well as flex-fuel capability. Yep, you can run your $1.5 million Galibier on ethanol. All-wheel drive, ceramic disc brakes, and the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum all hint at the performance the Galibier is capable of, though the sedan’s luxury concessions have not been omitted. For example, the removable Swiss-made Parmigiani Fleurier tourbillion clock set into the car’s dashboard, also capable of being used as a desk clock or wrist watch.