Whereas Veyron was flaunting its speed capabilities, we still need to see what Chiron can do. Yes, it is faster and noticeably more powerful, but all we have right now are just numbers.
The quad-turbo 8-liter W16 engine makes 1,500ps and can launch the Bugatti from zero to sixty in 2.5 seconds, and on to the limited top speed of 260mph (420kph). The downside is the weight of which there is many - 1996kg.
Its arch-nemesis comes from Koenigsegg and is considered to hit a holy grail of performance cars. Making 1,360hp and weighing just as much means the power to weight ratio is One:1. No other production car has hit that mark yet.
How do they compare lined up?
The two cars are incredibly rare, and we are still waiting to see them lined up next to each other, but based on the performance numbers, we already know what would happen. Koenigsegg wins!
But now, thanks to a racing simulator Forza Motorsport 7 we can see what that would look like:
Sure, as much as these video games/simulators are striving to match real-world physics, and lately they are really close, we need to take them with a grain of salt.
Still, until someone pits these cars against each-other, virtual drag racing is the best way to illustrate the difference between a fast hypercar, and a Koenigsegg.