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Bugatti Veyron Drag Races A Chiron to win the throne

When launched in 2006, The Bugatti Veyron set a new standard for hypercars. The car has impressed with its acceleration and power. With 1,000 horsepower on tap from its utterly bonkers 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, the car became of the most powerful and fastest car ever. But that was 15 years ago, and Bugatti has gotten much better at producing high-horsepower machines. The automaker launched the Chiron in 2016. The new video pits the two against one another in a drag race.

The race was very dramatic. The race took place at a one-mile airstrip, helping supercars to comfortably reach maximum capacity. The Veyron makes 987 hp (736 kW), while the Chiron produces 1,479 hp (1,103 kW). In concrete numbers, the power difference shows how much can change in a decade, and it’s instantly noticeable on the tarmac.

The race led to an interesting comparison. Before the driver put on the brakes, the Veyron hit about 190 miles per hour (305 kilometers per hour). The Chiron hit the 200-mph (321-kph) mark as it was still pulling away from the Veyron at the end of the race. The Chiron continued to get smaller and smaller ahead of the Veyron with a big rooster tail of dust spitting out behind it.r and faster. Before the driver stomped on the brakes, the Veyron hit about 190 miles per hour (305 kilometers per hour). The Chiron likely crested the 200-mph (321-kph) mark as it was still pulling away from the Veyron at the end of the race. The Chiron continued to get smaller and smaller ahead of the Veyron with a big rooster tail of dust spitting out behind it.

Source:motor1

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