They are the two questions the Interwebs are asking this week after Bugatti published a ‘New’ video of the Galibier on their YouTube channel.Trouble is, it’s not a new video – it’s getting on for three years old.
Cars UK published the very same video of the Bugatti Galibier back in November 2009, so it looks like the reason the Interwebs think this video is new is because Bugatti has just discovered YouTube and has nothing much new to publish.
But it does bring back in to focus the question of what’s happening with the Galibier?
Officially, Bugatti still call the Galibier a concept and say that Veyron production will end in the next twelve months. Probably. But can you see VW allowing Bugatti to hibernate whilst it decides which route to take? No, of course not.
So expect to see the production version of the Galibier arrive by the end of 2012 and go on sale in 2013. You can also expect to see a concept of the Veyron’s replacement arrive in 2013 as Bugatti move to a two car range.
And there’s a better than decent chance we’ll also see a mega saloon Bugatti – a modern Bugatti Royale – come out of the woodwork in the next two years.
And hopefully Bugatti will find something new to put on YouTube now they’ve worked out how to upload videos.