The Bugatti Veyron is heading towards the retirement home – its production run has ended and in Geneva it will receive an eagerly-anticipated successor.
But here’s the thing, the Veyron in its Super Sport final iteration is the world’s fastest production car. Meanwhile, if you take the regular model you’ll find the brutish force also comes with one major disadvantage – increased weight. And the heft is exactly the trump card of the recent trio of hybrid hypercars. Yes, they don’t match the Bugatti behemoth in terms of raw power but are still very capable of reaching up to high speeds in no time thanks to their superior power-to-weight ratios. So, pitting this 2011 Veyron with a way more modern McLaren P1 at a drag racing event in the United States sums up to a very enticing and exciting and possibly epic fight to the limit.
We’re not going to spoil the result for you but you’ll notice the two cars are actually pretty close to each other – especially because the Veyron’s all-wheel drive advantage over the rear-wheel drive McLaren P1 was eliminated by using the rolling challenge. The race track isn’t lying, so jump after the break to see if the McLaren P1with its 903 hp and weighing about 500 kg less will have the upper hand against the 987 hp of the Veyron…