Friday, April 15, 2011

The 2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier = Smh. And Y.O.U. Thought Your Lamborghini Was Saying Something, Huh?

"Bugatti Galibier: A family sports car for only $1.4 million

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor at large
April 4, 2011: 4:12 PM ET

FORTUNE -- News item: A four-door model will be joining the lineup of Bugatti, the maker of world's fastest production car. Volkswagen AG, Bugatti's corporate parent, has given the go-ahead to build the 16C Galibier sedan, which has a 1,000 horsepower engine, a top speed of approximately 220 miles per hour, and will cost about $1.4 million.

This is no April Fool's joke. The fever to add two more doors to some of the world's most iconic sports cars has apparently reached epidemic proportions. Bugatti, maker of the super-fast, super-expensive Veyron, has been teasing cognoscenti with the Galibier since its unveiling at a private showing during the Frankfurt auto show in September, 2009. The project was presumably put on hold while Europe and North America recovered from the financial crisis, but Bugatti has been leaking photos in the interim and now appears ready to go ahead. (For those not in the know, the Col du Galibier is a mountain pass in the southern region of the French Alps that is often the highest point of the Tour de France. Despite the origin of their founder, who was born in Milan, Bugattis have always been built in France).

Bugatti's move to add a family-friendly model to its heretofore exclusively sports car lineup follows on the heels of two other European manufacturers who previously specialized in two-door and two-seat cars."

Read The Full Article Here: Money.CNN.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Since it's inception the Bugatti brand has been synonymous with pushing the limits of speed and exclusivity ad extremum. After failing during the coming of World War II (NOTE: As many popular European brands did @ the time), in 2000 the Volkswagen Group secured the international rights to the fabled Bugatti name and have spent the better part of the past decade reviving the eccentric exclusivity associated with the house that founder Ettore Bugatti originally started waaaaaaay back in 1909.

Much as the storied Maybach monogram was resurrected by the Chrysler-Daimler corporation, so to has this status symbol from yesteryear - retaining all of it's silver-haired elegance while jettisoning into the future in unrivaled style. Case In Point: The 2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier.

First unveiled as a concept car @ a private showing during the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, 2009, this 4-door front-mounted 8-litre/W16 engine sports sedan (?) has been quietly revving up atop the toy list of billionaire's for a minute.

Approximately 32.3 inches longer than the Veyron and touted as a "family" car (NOTE: Presumably perfect for Lil Wayne and Birdman on long winding bromantic drives through the countryside ... lol.), the 220 mph racing entirely carbon fiber body Galibier could never be mistaken for a Subaru ... lol.

Limited to only 300 production models worldwide, the Galibier represents that "top 1%" tax bracket type of ballin'! Put $1.4 million to the side and get ready to ride homie! Now, tell me, can Y.O.U. buy that? This is Livestyle!

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