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PHOTO: HolyDrift

With the debut of the new Bugatti Chiron today at the Geneva Auto Show, we thought we should show a little love to the outgoing Veyron models. With four main models; the original 16.4, the Grand Sport, Super Sport, Vitesse, plus more one-offs, the Veyron made a significant impact to the automotive industry since its release back in 2004. Even being named the “Car of the Decade” by the guys at Top Gear who have quite the relationship with the beloved Volkswagen on steroids as I will show you here shortly. When the 16.4 burst onto the scene, there wasn’t anything ever seen like it on the market before. Having 1000 hp seemed ridiculous at the time and the idea of fusing two W8 VW motors and slapping four turbo chargers on there seemed like something from fantasy land, and many thought Bugatti had lost their minds thinking that anyone was going to pay over a million dollars for a car. But we all know that wasn’t the case with some models being sold for several million.

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PHOTO: status-cars

One of the original supercars was the McLaren F1 that sported a 627hp naturally aspirated BMW V-12 engine. But since the car was made almost completely out of carbon fiber, it only weighs 2400lbs. Because of that amazing power-to-weight ratio, the F1 became the fastest production car in the world with a top speed of 242.8 mph, and it held that record for about 10 years right up until 2005 when Bugatti released the 16.4 and it took the record with 253mph top speed. Over the years, many bar conversations all over the world went back and fourth as to which of these two cars would win in a mile long drag race. The F1 has almost 400 less horsepower but it weighs almost 2000lbs less then the beefy Bugatti. The F1 has a manual transmission where the Bugatti has a Dual clutch 7 speed automatic. The Veyron is rolling luxury with a massive engine and the F1 a bare bones track focused rocket ship, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who would win. The Veyron obviously has a higher top speed and if you look strictly on paper, the F1 shouldn’t stand a chance in any aspect of the race. One of the most interesting things about the Mclaren F1 is the driver sits in the center of the car, almost like what you would see on a Formula 1 car. It can hold a total of 3 people including the driver, but how it works is a passenger sits on each side of the driver. It’s a small car though so I wouldn’t plan on taking two of your buddies out for a ride. However, one could say it’s more suited to take two ladies for a ride.

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PHOTO: InHDwallpaper

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Richard Hammond of the former Top Gear trio was lucky enough to drive both the F1 and the Veyron in the same day. Then he was even luckier when he got to be a part of history when the two iconic cars lined up in Dubai on a mile long stretch of brand new road for an epic drag race. Hammond was piloting the mighty Veyron and he got the Stig to drive the ninja-like F1. Here we go…

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