If one word had to be chosen to describe Volkswagen, “brash” might be a good candidate.
From Chairman Ferdinand Piëch’s audacious management style to the company’s aggressive takeover of brands, the VW Group has been on a tear in recent years.
To cap it all off, VW has recently given Bugatti the green light to produce its uber-sedan: the 16C Galibier. That’s certainly good news for all the Veyron owners who wish they could shuttle the family in 1,000-hp style.
The Galibier is expected to be priced around $1.4 million, and according to Bloomberg, the Veyron’s W16 will arrive in the same 1,000-horsepower form, despite earlier reports that Bugatti would hack off two of four turbochargers to wrangle in horsepower to a more civilized 800.
But really, a Bugatti with only 800 ponies wouldn’t be worthy of the sacred EB logo.
Production of the Galibier sedan should begin in France within two to three years.
Volkswagen has also been letting its Porsche leg run wild, as evidenced by the spy cameras that caught engineers out testing the next-generation 911, which should be a bit larger and feature a wider rear track. Both cabriolet and coupe versions were seen out running on the Nürburgring.
The American gangster car known as the Chrysler 300 has seen a major refresh for the 2011 model year, but with one major oversight: There’s no SRT8 version.
The Hemi-powered V8 300 was the baddest of them all. But worry not, Mopar maniacs, because it’ll be back soon wearing a simplified “S” badge.
The S version will be distinguished by a new grille, bumpers, headlights and alloy wheels. While nothing specific has been said about the concept’s power just yet, we expect nothing less than a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with at least 363 hp.
But maybe we should secretly hope for a more Bugatti-esque 800 hp.
Which would you rather test-drive: the Bugatti 16C Galibier, the next-gen Porsche 911 or the Chrysler 300S?