Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you the drag race you’ve been waiting for — the indomitable Bugatti Veyron versus the LaFerrari in a quarter mile race to see which million-dollar hypercar is the fastest! Place your bets now!
The Bugatti would surely win if it was a straight out horsepower battle, seeing that the 987 horsepower (1,001 PS) and 922 lb-ft. (1,250 Nm) it produces from its massive 8-liter, quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine is notably more than the hybrid-powered Ferrari’s combined output of 950 hp (963 PS) and relatively measly 664 lb-ft. (900 Nm). The former also has the advantage of being all-wheel drive, while the latter is only rear-wheel.
But what good is all that power if a car weighs as much as a tank? With a laborious 1,888 kg (4,162 lb) to pull around, the Veyron makes the 1,255 kg (2,767 lb) LaFerrari seem bulimic, which ought to even the odds quite a bit.
With both the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari LaFerrari being produced in very limited numbers of under 900 units, and with most owners treating them like collector’s items, seeing them face off in a drag race will be a rare sight for years to come. Before clicking on the play button on the video below, tell us which exotic hypercar you have your money on.
Is Bugatti Working On More Hardcore Chiron Than The Divo?
Because the Divo just isn’t hardcore enough…
Despite sharing most of its parts with the Chiron, the that, unlike the Chiron, can actually handle well on a race track. Well, Bugatti thinks it can do better than the Divo.
The reportedly received word from sources familiar with the matter that the companyis planning an even more extreme Chiron, one possibly wearing the ‘Super Sport’ badge. Sketches of the car were supposedly shown to VIP customers at the Divo’s unveiling.
Described as “a beauty of speed” and a “ground-to-ground Missile”, the super duper Chiron is claimed to be powered by the same 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine found under the hood of both the Chiron and Divo, but its output will pass 1,500 horsepower mark.
It will be produced in extremely limited numbers — 20 to 40 units are planned — much like the Divo.
Bugatti hasn’t confirmed anything, but if the report is accurate, we’ll see the more hardcore Chiron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
A Bugatti SUV Seems More Likely By The Day
Bugatti seems to really want an SUV.
Less than two months after hinting at the possibility of its first-ever SUV, Bugatti hits the news wave with yet more hints.
At the 2018 Paris Motor Show, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann told that his team is discussing a range of chassis and engine variants and an SUV that fits with the brand’s billionaire target audience. He also alluded to the fact that its trademark W-16 engine won’t be around forever.
Bugatti is not impervious to industry trends and will likely introduce a hybrid powertrain at some point, one that could potentiality be used by the new SUV.
“The brand is ready for more,” Winkelmann said. While there will be no expansion to the lineup if it is not economically viable, is there really anything hotter on the market than SUVs and crossovers?
An SUV with Bugatti’s brand image and engineering pedigree surely cannot fail, especially when considering it will be targeted at ridiculously wealthy individuals with a bottomless pit of money.
How Does The Idea Of A Bugatti SUV Sound?
The SUV-crossover segment might be too lucrative to ignore.
Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann has hinted that the brand is ready for a second model, and it could be an SUV.
During the reveal of the Bugatti Divo (pictured) at Pebble Beach 2018, Winkelmann revealed to that Bugatti is ready to expand its lineup, stating “It’s clear that if we do something different from a super-sports car like the Chiron, then it would not be enough just to be in love with one type of car.”
When asked if the second Bugatti would be a sedan or an SUV, he replied “We would look at every bodystyle and regional demand and not put our money into something that is fading.”
As you probably know, the SUV and crossover segments are anything but fading and are, in fact, growing perceptibly at the expense of all other segments, especially four door sedans. So Winkelmann stating that Bugatti is not interested in participating in a “fading” segment suggests that a Bugatti SUV is at least under consideration.
If Bugatti is truly working on an SUV, how do you want it to turn out? Let us know in the comments below.