A hypercar comparison put together by entrepreneur and film producer Alejandro Salomon brought the Bugatti Veyron SS, Pagani Huayra, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and LaFerrari together.
This is the first out of a three-part video about the five clashing with each other. Two of them represent the old-school, more analogue experience while the rest are more in tune with the 21st century spirit, having embraced hybrid technology. Whether this has anything to do with the outcome or not, is yet unknown.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport uses an 8.0-liter W16 quad turbocharged mid-engine and all-wheel drive. This was upgraded from 1,014 PS (1,000 HP) to no less than 1,217 PS (1,200 HP) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque, making it the most powerful model here. It needs just 2.5s to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) and it will stop at 431 km/h (mph). VW basically defined the hypercar term with its iconic model.
The Pagani Huayra replaced the Zonda back in 2012 and it has a mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The Mercedes-AMG developed 6.0-liter twin turbo V12 is producing 730 PS (720 HP) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque, propelling it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0s and up to a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).
McLaren’s first attempt into the hybrid exotic segment is called the P1 and it was shown back in 2013, at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is considered the spiritual successor of the F1 and it has a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 and an electric motor, producing a total of 916 PS (903 HP) and 978 Nm (722 lb-ft) of torque. The RWD model’s 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in 2.8s and top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).
The Porsche 918 Spyder comes six years after the Carrera GT ended its production. The mid-engined and all-wheel drive hybrid hypercar has 900 PS (887 HP) and 1,280 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque, from its 4.6-liter V8 and electric motors. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes as little as 2.5s and top speed is again limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).
Last but not least, the spiritual successor of the Enzo is here, and it has been for the past 2 years since it debuted in Geneva. This is the Ferrari LaFerrari, with its mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. It uses a 6.3-liter V12 and a HY-KERS unit, for a total of 963 PS (950 HP) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. Ferrari states that the hypercar needs ‘less than 3 seconds’ to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill and it can go up to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).