Ariel Atom 500 V8 vs Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Picture of Ariel Atom 500 V8
Picture of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Category Ariel Atom 500 V8Veyron 16.4 Super
Max power (ps / bhp) 481 / 4751199 / 1183
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 362 / 2671500 / 1106
Curb weight (kg / lb) 550 / 12131992 / 4392
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 875 / 863602 / 594


Category Ariel Atom 500 V8Veyron 16.4 Super
0 - 100 kph 2.3 s2.5 s
1000 m 20.3 s @ 251.0 kph18.0 s @ 295.0 kph
0 - 100 mph 5.4 s4.9 s
0 - 150 mph 16.4 s10.2 s
1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 134.2 mph9.9 s @ 146.0 mph
Top speed 275 kph (171 mph)434 kph (270 mph)


Category Ariel Atom 500 V8Veyron 16.4 Super
Track Performance 257293
Straight line speed 363578
Total 620871


Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the fastest by considerable margin.

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jeremyclarkson1  8m ago

im still surprised how the atom was 1.7 seconds quicker then the veyron even though it has 700 less horsepower


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Shwingbob  8m ago


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benedekpuskas  8m ago

Not that surprising, the Veyron is not a track car.

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jeremyclarkson1  8m ago @Shwingbob

you've got a point, the atom produces 863 hp per tonne and the veyron produces 594 hp per tonne

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FastestLaps  6y ago

Very heavy but surprisingly well handling. And sometimes weight and 4 wheel drive does wonders. Look at Nissan GT-R as example. Or look at the wet handling track result lol

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Ada Wong  6y ago

Put it around a track. Atom would thrash it. Veyron is very heavy

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Shaggy  10y ago

I would never have thought about comparing these 2 cars, but I do see the reason to do so.

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saxy  10y ago

lost it all on the wet handling. The Atom has too much power and too little grip in the wet. Plus those tires are like zero grip when cold.

Ariel Atom V8 will easily run low 10s if the driver knows what he's doing. If the Atom can get to 60 before the Veyron, then it certainly can get to 100mph before it too because of the extra power to weight and the fact that grip is no longer a factor

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Hayes  10y ago

Interesting comparison