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Bugatti Limiting Focus to New Hypercar as it Ponders Replacement for Veyron

Galibier concept won’t see production, maker confirms.

by on Jan.22, 2014

A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, one of the final variants of the maker's hyper sports car.

By whatever definition you use, there are few more exotic and exclusive automotive brands on the planet – and Bugatti plans to keep it that way when it finally wraps up production of the Veyron “hypercar” next year.

Among other things, that means fans can write off plans to put the well-received Galibier concept into production.  According to Bugatti’s President, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, the next car to come from the Volkswagen subsidiary will follow the same basic strategy as the Veyron.  And that will mean another super-fast, and extraordinarily expensive sports car.

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“We have talked many, many times about the Galibier, but this car will not come because…it would confuse our customers,” Dr. Schreiber told the British magazine Top Gear. “Everyone knows that Bugatti is the ultimate super sports car. It’s easier for current owners, and others who are interested, to understand if we do something similar to the Veyron [next]. And that is what we will do. There will not be a four-door Bugatti.”

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Bugatti Takes Order for Last Veyron 16.4

But save your money, the next Bugatti may get the Royale treatment.

by on Jun.24, 2011

The 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

After an extended run – a bit longer, in fact, than was originally intended — the last Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is getting ready to roll off the assembly line.

But don’t fret.  If you’ve been saving up to get that million-dollar exotic, there’ll be something to follow promises Volkswagen AG’s most exclusive brand.

Not surprisingly, Bugatti isn’t revealing who placed the order for the last of what will prove to be only 300 cars carrying the Veyron badge.  But it does note that the final model is expected to roll off the line sometime in the upcoming autumn.,

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Finishing production with the 300th Veyron is in line with the plans Bugatti announced nearly a decade ago, but the project took a bit longer than originally anticipated.  The original goal was to launch production by spring 2004, rolling out one car a week, which means the program would have been wrapped up by early 2010.

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