Road Tests Real world tests of Veyron vs Aston Martin DBS

0-60mph

Veyron
2.7 s
Despite a curb weight of 4,162 pounds, Bugatti's Grand Sport is capable of blasting to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with the help of launch control.
Veyron | by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Top speed

Veyron
253 mph
At its top speed of 253 mph [as tested by C/D, November 2005], it is traveling 371 feet per second and will empty its 26.4-gallon tank in 19 minutes.
Veyron | by Car and Driver (Dec, 2008)

0-100mph

Veyron
5.1 s
While the GT-R's acceleration to 100 mph is impressive, the Bugatti maintains the same relentless thrust way beyond 200 mph.
Veyron | by MotorTrend

Top Gear track time

Veyron
1:18.30
The two banks are essentially twin, narrow-angle Volkswagen VR8 blocks fed by a quartet of turbochargers and direct injection to produce 1001 horsepower (now rumored closer to 1100) at 6000 rpm and 922 pound-feet of torque between 2200 and 5500 rpm.
Veyron | by MotorTrend (Nov, 2006)

1/4 mile

Veyron
10.2 s
Bugatti says it runs the quarter-mile in 10.0 seconds.
Veyron | by www.autoweek.com

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 191 mph 62 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $265k Around 5.8x more expensive harder to own
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 420 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 510 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 95% stronger engine
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.5 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 9.2 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:18.30 vs 1:23.90 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 5,935 cc Around 35% bigger engine
Side view of Aston Martin DBS

Reasons to consider the
Aston Martin DBS

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Lighter curb weight 3,500 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Veyron  vs
Aston Martin DBS 
Brand Bugatti Aston Martin
Price 1,500,000 265,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2005 2008
City mileage 6 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.22 lb/hp 6.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM 510 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 6,800 RPM
Weight distribution 44%/56% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,993 cc 5,935 cc
Cylinders W16 V12
Air compressor Quad turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 10.9:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 3.5 in / 3.1 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Veyron  vs
Aston Martin DBS 
Top speed 253 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 12.5 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 5.1 s 9.2 s
Top gear time 1:18.30 1:23.90

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD w/LSD, DSC
Gearing Continuously-variable Traditional
# of gears N/A 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.25:1
2: 1.61:1
3: 1.19:1
4: 0.92:1
5: 0.75:1
6: 0.62:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.64:1 3.71:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Front wheels 265/22 20 508/? 216
Rear wheels 365/25 21 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,162 lb 3,500 lb
Width 78.7 in 75 in
Height 47.4 in 50.4 in
Length 175.6 in 185.9 in
Front track width 67.5 in 62.4 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in 107.9 in
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