The cars of 2013: No shows
These are the cars you won't see in 2013
Posted: 22 Feb 2013
First shown to prospective owners in September 2009 as a concept. A cabin of gorgeous materials and unique architecture, propelled by an 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder twin-supercharged engine, made it a saloon of unprecedented luxury and power. But this very rarefied public said it needed more of both. A year later, Bugatti boss Franz-Josef Paefgen was replaced by Wolfgang Dürheimer, an ex-Porsche engineer. He wanted more changes, more grandeur to separate it from the Bentley Mulsanne. And now he too has gone, over to Audi, his job at Bugatti and Bentley taken by another engineer, Wolfgang Schreiber. He was the father of DSG at VW, then was drafted into Bugatti to solve many of the reliability issues that made the original Veyron prototypes unsellable. So he's entitled to an opinion on the Galibier, and we gather he's forming it. Which will take more time.