Alejandro Salomon, a film producer and entrepreneur, has decided he needs to reveal to the world what it feels to compare not one, nor two – but five hypercars: the Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Huayra, Bugatti Veyron SS, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
One word of advice – since we have five hypercars in front of us the videomakers have decided the battle will need a franchise – a trilogy. We have here just the first installment of the epic battle so we’ll need to reserve judgments and conclusion to the moment when all three have been made available. For now, we can safely say the XXI century triumvirate of ultra-modern hypercars (LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder) will get to fend off against two representatives of the “old school”. But having taken the hybrid road doesn’t necessarily spell doom for the Veyron SS and the Huayra, though as mentioned before, the road is not over yet for any of the five.
Let’s see the actors though. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the car that has been used to break the world speed record for a production car and employs an 8.0-liter W16 quad turbocharged mid-mounted engine and makes use of all-wheel drive. It has 1,217 PS (1,200 HP) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque,with the 100 km/h sprint handled in 2.5 seconds and then topping out at 431 km/h.
The Pagani Huayra has been around since 2012 with active aerodynamics and uses a mid-engine and rear-wheel drive scheme. Under the body sits a Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter twin turbo V12 delivering 730 PS (720 HP) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque, good for the 100 km/h sprint in three seconds and a maximum speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).
McLaren delivered since 2013 the P1, employing a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 and an electric motor, for a tally of 916 PS (903 HP) and 978 Nm (722 lb-ft) of torque in a rear-wheel drive layout. That’s enough to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and can hit an electronically capped 350 km/h (217 mph).
The German contender, the Porsche 918 Spyder is using all-wheel drive and a mid-engine layout, pushing its 4.6-liter V8 and electric motors to deliver 900 PS (887 HP) and 1,280 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque – enough to hit 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and reach a limited speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Finally we have the inaptly named Ferrari LaFerrari, with a mid-engine and rear-wheel drive scheme harnessing 963 PS (950 HP) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque from the 6.3-liter V12 and HY-KERS hybrid setup. The Italians say no more than three seconds are needed to jump to 100 km/h and the top speed is of 350 km/h (217 mph).