This year is an important one for Bugatti. Not only does 2009 represent the centenary of the legendary marque but it also now marks the unveiling of a super sedan that may constitute the future plans of the company.

What was revealed at the climax of Bugatti's centenary celebrations in September at its headquarters in Molsheim, was this week presented in front of potential customers and opinion-makers at a special event in Los Angeles.

At the presentation, which took place at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, Bugatti sales exec Alasdair Stewart revealed that the Galibier was just one of several concept studies that the company is considering for the future.

If you missed our earlier story, the 16C Galibier is a super-sedan powered by the Veyron supercar’s 8.0-liter W-16 engine. There's also a high-tech element at work, with polished aluminum and carbon-fiber bodywork, all the top electronic driving aids and an advanced active suspension system.

If given the green light, the Galibier 16C is expected to cost about $1.45 million and cars could start rolling out of the factory--at a relaxed, highly individualized pace, of course--by early 2010.