It might make you chuckle on first thought: a Bugatti SUV.
But take a step back and think about sales trends and Buagtti’s next steps. Sure, a SUperVeyron is very likely in 2016 or so as the current model finishes production by January 2015.
And sure, a limo with a front-engine setup would be a logical next step.
But here is the thing with limo’s versus SUVs and supercars: they are a hard sell. The car would have to be something quite spectacular indeed for people to stump up about 5X the $500,000 cost of a new Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Similarly, it would be a contstant tug-of-war between huge performance goals and actual comfort in the back seat. Ever measure would be compared with the Veyron, and the Galibier limo would lose every contest.
But with an SUV – the door is freshly opened.Think of it like this:
A sedan than can do 225-mph?
What else is new? Bentley Flying Spur hits 205-mph all day since 2006.
An SUV that can do 225-mph?
That level of sheer surprise and delight, combined with shifting demographics to focus on new-money folks in Asia, the Americas and the Middle East — means an SUV Bugatti is not only a good idea, but a great one.
Col du Galibier, after all, is a mountain in the French Alps. What better mountain machine than this?
So, here is what you are looking at:
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Car-Revs-Daily.com exclusive re-interpretation of 2010 Bugatti Galibier Concept
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