It’s been a while since Bugatti unveiled the Chiron, but the Molsheim-born hypercar hasn’t, to our knowledge, paid many visits to a drag strip.
The immense output would be enough to allow it to smoke just about any new supercar, but swap ‘super’ with ‘hyper’ and things tend to get blurry. More importantly, the Bugatti Chiron is way more powerful, having 1,500 PS (1,479 hp / 1,103 kW) and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque.
While its top speed remains top secret for now, with the carmaker not interested in making the numbers official, we do know that the 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) run takes less than 2.5 seconds.
Comparing the specs of the two cars reveals the Chiron as the favorite to cross the finish line first. However, as we all know, things tend to be different in the real world, with the driver playing an important role, too.
So, did the hypercar managed to beat the massively tuned old saloon in a straight line acceleration, or did the latter manage to give the Chiron a headache?
Only one way to find out, but before you do, we’ll remind you that development of the Molsheim beast is far from over. In fact, it’s been reported that Bugatti is considering launching different versions after unveiling the Divo this summer. These are the superlight version, the SS and the Roadster, which, if approved for production, would use the Chiron’s quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine, albeit possibly with an even higher output on one, if not all of them.