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A twin turbo Lamborghini Superleggera takes on the Bugatti Veyron in a half-mile drag race

We’re usually drawn to supercars because they offer the power and performance that our run of the mill rides can’t match, but for some, even that isn’t enough. Take this Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, for example. The owner thought the 562 horsepower coming out of the 5.2-liter V10 wasn’t cutting it, so a stage 3 tuning by Underground Racing, including a twin turbo system, brings things up to a staggering 1,250 horsepower.

What do you do when you’ve got that much horsepower on tap? You drag race a Bugatti Veyron, naturally.

The Bugatti’s 8.0-liter W16 engine outfitted with four turbochargers has an output of 1,001 horsepower. Top speed? 253 mph. It also has a 0 to 60 time of under 2.5 seconds whereas the Superleggera does it in… well, we imagine it has to be pretty fast, too.

Underground Racing Lamborghini Superleggera
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Put side to side, the tuned Lambo sees how it fares against the Bugatti in a half mile sprint from a rolling start.

You’ll see that the Bugatti is in front until the turbos on the Superleggera get up to speed, when it then pulls ahead of the Veyron by a few car lengths at the end.

So the Lamborghini, with its smaller displacement, fewer cylinders, and half the turbos neatly stepped over the renowned Veyron. Does this mean Bugatti needs to go back to the drawing board? Probably not.

Bugatti Veyron
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Credit where it’s due, the guys who tuned up the Superleggera made it awe-inspiringly quick. Let’s not forget, though, that the Superleggera is more for track day fun and not record breaking top speed. Bugatti designed the Veyron to not only be capable of reaching its phenomenal top speed, but to do so without melting or exploding immediately after. Also, we don’t know what’s been done to the tires and brakes of the Lamborghini, but we’re sure that the Veyron is easier to stop at high speeds just as its probably easier to control on the climb up.

Still, having a Lambo in the garage that can school a Veyron would be a pretty big chip on our shoulder.

Alexander Kalogianni
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Alex K is an automotive writer based in New York. When not at his keyboard or behind the wheel of a car, Alex spends a lot of…
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