Bugatti Chiron VS. Red Bull Racing on the drag track
Hypercars and F1 cars are both multi-million dollar machines designed for speed, but neither are exactly designed for drag racing. But will that prevent anyone from seeing how the two machines stack up over the quarter mile? Hell no.
CarWow has gone ahead and put these two magnificent machines to the test in a recent video that pits luxury against performance-based design. Both of these cars are quick as hell, but it’s hard to imagine F1 losing. That said, this is the Red Bull RB7 winner of the 2011 championship; it is no longer spring chicken. Even David Coulthard at the wheel cannot guarantee performance.
The RB7 is equipped with a 2.4-liter V8 engine producing 750 horsepower which is channeled only into the rear wheels. It is also a light vehicle, which weighs only 1,433 pounds.
The Bugatti Chiron, on the other hand, weighs 4,398 pounds, as its designers didn’t have to worry about strict weight reduction regulations. Its quad-turbo W16 engine makes it 1,479 horses hitting all four wheels.
Neither car is exactly designed for a quarter-mile sprint, but both are fast as hell in a straight line., Which one is part of what makes this little race so fun.
Go ahead and watch the CarWow video before you step forward and mess you up:
In the end, it’s the F1 car that takes the win every time, although the Chiron and the F1 machine look comparable when they come off the line. Red Bull clocked a 9.2 second quarter mile. The Chiron took 9.6 seconds. Even longer races did not change the results, leaving the RB7 in charge.
This is one hell of a video, so be sure to watch it. You may not see anything like this again.