Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari LaFerrari go head-to-head in a straight-line drag race

This is probably one of the more expensive drag races you’re likely to see. The Bugatti’s reign of super car superiority is constantly being challenged with the newest generation of hypercars, and, this time, the Ferrari LaFerrari is stepping up to be the latest contender.

Both cars were in attendance at Vmax200, a driving event that allows participants to bring out their supercars and push their limits at a private runway.

Here’s a refresher as to what kind of equipment we’re talking about.

The Ferrari LaFerrari packs a 6.3-liter V12 that generates 789 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid-KERS electric motor provides additional power that brings the total output to 950 horsepower. All this goes straight to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron

Our old friend the Bugatti Veyron is saddled with a 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers shoving truckloads of atmosphere into it. The end result is 1,001 horsepower going to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG sequential gearbox.

The video gets right into it and it’s no question: the Veyron trounces the Ferrari. While we sort of expected the Bugatti to take the win, we thought the lighter Ferrari would at least get off the line a little faster than the hulking Veyron. That wasn’t the case, though, and the Veyron runs to the end zone unopposed.

There are a couple things to consider here. First and foremost is that things look a little damp, and the Bugatti’s all-wheel drive would give it an edge in this situation. Also, we only see one run, and it’d be nice to have maybe a couple attempts on hand to see how consistent the results would be.

Either way, we get this lovely spectacle to enjoy. As much as we’re excited to see the LaFerrari and cars of its kind set new standards, its great that the Bugatti can still roll up and show the new kids how it’s done.


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