Bugatti has taken the wraps off a new special edition of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition, which honors Jean-Pierre Wimille. Don't know who that is? Jean-Pierre Wimille won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in the Bugatti Type 57G Tank in 1937 and 1939.
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BMW is hard at work on the next-generation BMW 7 Series, which will obviously go head to head with the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. To compete with the new S-Class, BMW is reportedly going to move the next 7 Series to a new platform that will employ carbon fiber, aluminum and steel to result in a significant weight loss compared to the current model.
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Bugatti has unveiled the 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ahead of its world debut at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer stated, "The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible. We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed."
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse uses the Super Sport's 8.0L 16-cylinder engine, but thanks to four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers it puts out 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft.
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Back in 2009 it was reported that the Bugatti 16C Galibier was going to be produced, but now two years later it looks like it's a for sure thing. It's being reported that VW has officially given the thumbs up to the Galibier.
The 800 horsepower four-door Bugatti is expected to go for $1.4 million. The Galibier is powered by a 8.0L 16 cylinder engine that is mated to an eight-speed transmission. It's expected to have a top speed somewhere around 220 mph.
It's not yet known when the first Galibier will be produced.
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Bugatti unveiled the 16C Galibier Concept back in September and now the automaker has showed the car off at a special event in Los Angeles.
The concept is powered by a 8.0L W16 engine with twin-turbochargers that is expected to be mated to an eight-speed transmission. Bugatti hasn't released official specs for the all-wheel-drive Galibier, but it's been rumored that the W16 engine will put out around 800 horsepower and the car will have a top speed around 220 mph.
Bugatti claims that when it is officially released the Galibier will be the fastest and most powerful four-passenger sedan available.
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Bugatti unveiled the 16C Galibier Concept in Frankfurt last month and reportedly it has been given the green light for production according to Auto Express.
The four-door concept features a 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine borrowed from the Veyron, which will be detuned to 800 horsepower and mated to a conventional eight speed transmission. It's estimated that the Galibier would reach a top speed of 220 mph.
If these reports are true expect to see the Galibier's release in 2013 with a price tag of £900,000 price tag, which is about $1.4 million.
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Bugatti recently held an event to unveil its newest concept the Galibier four door supercar to its past customers and future Bugatti buyers. The Galibier is going to be officially unveiled in Frankfurt, but now we have an early look.
The Galibier concept features a two-tone exterior with polished aluminum for the doors and front fenders mated to a dark blue carbon fiber weave. The concept is powered by Bugatti's huge 8.0L W16 engine that is mounted in the front of the car. It's being reported that it will have a top speed of 217 mph.
Just in case you're wondering Galibier is the name of one of the most difficult alpine passes along the Tour de France.
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Bugatti officially unveiled the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport a few days ago at Pebble Beach and today the first car was auctioned off by the Gooding & Company for $2.9 million.
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Bugatti has unveiled the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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VW has a lofty goal of selling 10 million vehicles per year by 2018. In addition the automaker wants to close the gap between itself and Toyota. One of the automaker's new plans is to develop four architectures that can be used across the Volkswagen Group brands, including Lamborghini, Audi and Bentley.
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Edmunds.com has posted a list of the most wanted cars in 2007 based on reader feedback. Out of the 32 categories you may be surprised which automaker took home the most awards....
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April's auto sales numbers have just been posted and almost every major automaker had a sales decrease last month. Even the Asian automakers that have been making headlines for their sales gains, took a hit.
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