AH! Fitted luggage! The upcoming (maybe?) Bugatti 16C Galibier Saloon comes with fitted luggage. Sure, of curse a car like this would come with fitted luggage. But fitted luggage is a bit of a fetish for me. Its one of the (very) few completely nonsensical things that I’m totally into. It’s classy, and of course a car like Bugatti ‘s 16C Galibier Saloon would have fitted luggage.
Also, you have to love the totally Euro nod at calling this luxo-boat a “Saloon” That will no doubt cause lots of sniggers and shaken heads amongst Americans, but you know, we’re a willfully ignorant lot. For those of you that don’t know, a Saloon is what Euros call sedans.
So, as our sources say “The more we see of the Bugatti 16C Galibier, the higher the chances that the VW Group will green light the super saloon for production – that is, if the Germans haven’t signed it off already.” Yeah, they are still hemming and hawing about whether to make this thing or not, but you have to say it looks pretty production ready, for one thing. And for another, if this is just going to be a concept, why would they keep showing more and more shots of it?
One reason for the new shots is that this 16C Galibier in a black-only finish. Sure, looks very nice and classy in all black like that, but I have a soft spot for the two-tones. It’s a bit of a Bugatti tradition, and the first real shots of the 16C Galibier showed that the two-tone color scheme worked really well.
And just in case you’re wondering what’s under the hood of the four door Bugatti, the (nearly production-ready) 16C Galibier gets an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that is also resident in the Veyron supercar. Of course it’s not exactly the same as what’s in the two-seater.
The Veyron’s four turbochargers are replacement with a two-stage supercharging set up and the Galibier also features flex-fuel capability. The 16C Galibier also features four-wheel drive, specially developed ceramic brakes and a new suspension design.