Watch a McLaren P1 take on a Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron vs McLaren P1

A drag race between two superstars.

The Bugatti Veyron has long held the title of being the fastest hypercar around. It’s incredibly high price tag, attention-to-detail, otherworldly amounts of power, and record-setting top speed put it in a league of its own. But there are newcomers to the hypercar scene and they’re ready to take the crown.

Bugatti Veyron vs McLaren P1

One of those is the McLaren P1 that utilizes a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine and an electric motor to produce a combined 903 bhp and 722 lb-ft. of torque. While that isn’t as much as the 987 bhp and 922 lb-ft. of torque from the quad-turbocharged W-16 of the Veyron, the P1 is significantly lighter. The Brit tips the scales at 3,075 lbs. while the Veyron plops down at a meaty 4,162 lbs.

In order to see who was fastest, a 2011 Bugatti Veyron lined up next to a 2014 McLaren P1 on an empty runway. The race was close for quite a while, but eventually, the P1 pulled away in triple-digit territory.

At the end of the race, the McLaren P1 had achieved a 176.8 mph speed while the Veyron clocked in at 172.2 mph. That’s quite a difference.

Source: TheBayAreaRacing YouTube

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