Bugatti Chiron Goes Drag Racing Against Tuned 1,300 HP Audi S4

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 video that follows shows the Chiron in a couple of roll races against a heavily tuned Audi S4, from the B5 generation, that’s said to have 1,300 PS (1,282 hp / 956 kW) on tap.

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.

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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.


  • Wandering_Spirit

    The Bugatti is serously ugly in my eyes. I believe the brand keeps surviving out of the performances of the car and the myth of the brand itself. But when it comes to design, it’s surely original, but far from being beautiful.

    • Dennis James

      Sorry, but you are in a very small minority.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        I didn’t expect to be in the vast majority. Most users are easily excitable. Others aren’t. Different characters and different reactions to marketing. It must depend on the fact that before changing job, i localized marketing material into Italian for the automotive field with a sole task. Convincing users to buy cars (among other things). And this Bugatti to me (solely me), is more marketing than substance. A Huayra would do much better for me. Again, my sole opinion. But thanks for not being sarcastic, nor arrogant to express your opinion. You’re a rarity in a world of strange people.

        • ksegg

          I still prefer the Koenigsegg Regera. 😀

          • Ryan50

            Who would’ve guessed that?

  • Six_Tymes

    I owned a B5 S4, and still wish i never sold it

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