Official: Bugatti Galibier Delayed Due to Lack of Awesomeness

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Wolfgang wants more power from the Galibier before it launches.

How does a car company follow up an engineering marvel that has set several production car records, including fastest ever? They produce the world's greatest sedan. Bugatti's post-Veyron plans have hit a snag, as the French company's CEO Wolfgang Durheimer believes his $2 million sedan isn't luxurious or, if you pardon the crude vernacular, outrageous enough. Extra space in the rear and added comfort for passengers are rumored to be two tweaks in the works.

According to Inside Line's sources, the Bentley/Bugatti head believes that the "most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four door automobile in the world" isn't quite there yet. With 800hp, how much more powerful would they even be able to make it? The source continues, saying "In his opinion, there should not even be a question about the best car in the world when you sit down to discuss it with your billionaire buddies. He doesn't want to build it until it's the car that finishes the argument, not the car that starts it." Apparently his main concern is that a tuner could top their super-sedan.

It's feasable that a tuner could take another sedan and juice it up to the same horsepower, such as the previously reported BMW M5 Hurricane RR by G-Power. His idea? Using the Veyron's 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged system that can bang out 1,001hp. It is unlikely but conceivable that he could sanction the use of the Veyron Super Sport's 1,200hp setup. Whatever Durheimer decides to do, we can expect it to be epic.

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