Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is not writing off the ultrapowerful Galibier four-door sedan yet, despite statements by his predecessor, Wolfgang Schreiber. Last year, Schreiber said "there will be no four-door Bugatti."
Duerheimer, who took over Volkswagen Group's Bentley and Bugatti units in April, conceded: "The project is on ice." But he said he periodically revisits the Galibier, which was shown as a concept at the 2009 Geneva auto show.
The lack of activity is a question of timing, Duerheimer said. Next year, Bugatti is expected to show a replacement for its Veyron 16.4 supercar.
If produced, speculation has been that the Galibier's W16-engine would reach 1,340 hp, or 1 megawatt, and would achieve a top speed of 235 mph.