McLaren F1 LM vs Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Picture of McLaren F1 LM
Picture of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Category McLaren F1 LMVeyron 16.4 Super
Max power (ps / bhp) 668 / 6591199 / 1183
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 705 / 5201500 / 1106
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1062 / 23411888 / 4162
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 629 / 620635 / 626


Category McLaren F1 LMVeyron 16.4 Super
0 - 100 kph 2.9 s2.5 s
0 - 100 mph 5.9 s4.9 s
Top speed 362 kph (225 mph)434 kph (270 mph)


Category McLaren F1 LMVeyron 16.4 Super
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 179300
Total 179300


Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the fastest by a huge margin.

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Georg  10y ago

@bob there were even more hardcore cars than the McLaren F1 and there were faster cheaper ones ...but thanks to Gordon Murray dissing them they never become famous in the english speaking world... like the Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans which was lot quicker in every way than the McLaren F1 and had a much higher topspeed and it was more amazingly cheaper ...and in the german speaking world it was the fastest car befor the Veyron with 404km/h tested topspeed ...

there were many extrem cars BEFOR the F1

TopGear heavly cheated the Veyron vs McLaren race like they claim make this race somewhat interesting to watch the Veyron used no launch controll... Hamster simple floored the throttle at race start... no launch controll used no high reving engine to get maximum power . The engine was ideling as the race starts... with launch controll the Veyron would have raced out of the picture from start

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bob  10y ago

who cares about the speed difference in these cars. If i had the money i would buy the mclaren any day of the week, not because its the fastest, but because there has never been a car like it before or since its production, and the value of a good one these days is immense. I have never liked the veyron, i respect it but i dont like it, its too focused on speed and doesnt give much feedback to the driver and because of its weight is very unsettled around a track. The mclaren on the other hand was developed to be the ultimate drivers car, with amazing feedback through the wheel and also a decent track car.

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NIN  10y ago

Well, going by Top Gear \"races\" it is impossible to get a realistic view of the two cars. Editing, drama added for the show, etc. make lots of things possible.

Different cars from different eras are always hard to compare.

Maybe F1 (all versions) is the car of the 20th century and the Veyron (all versions) is the car of the 21st far.

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Kemren Higham  10y ago

That is a good point, but the point i am trying to make is that the Mclarren is not as bad as top gear showed. And considering the fact that the Mclarren is old, (I hate to say old, but maybe un-advanced???) and the Veyron is so new, we should all be able to agree that the Mclarren is an extremely good car. I am not insulting Veyron at all. But to me, it just seems like the Mclarren is the best car made in its time and up to most cars today.

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NIN  10y ago

I say put them on the top gear track and THEN, we will see which one is better.

@ kemren higham

Did you see what the Veyron SS actually DID on the Top Gear track? It ran a 1:16.80.

It is difficult to compare cars from different decades since tire technology changes so fast. The MP4-12C might be faster than either of these 2 around the Top Gear track.

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kemren higham  10y ago

you can say whatever you want, but that bugatti handles like a pig. The top gear episode was a straight road drag race. I say put them on the top gear track and THEN, we will see which one is better.

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Jack Jennner  10y ago

I think that the Bugatti Veyron SS 16.4 is better i saw Top Gear british version test them out in a drag race but that was only the normal Veyron not the 16.4 so the Veyron is my choice