Road Tests Real world tests of ME Four-Twelve vs Veyron

0-60mph

Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

ME Four-Twelve
248 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Veyron
10.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Reasons to consider the
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,879 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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More powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 850 HP @ 5,750 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,000 cc Around 35% bigger engine
Slightly faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 6.2 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 10.6 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 850 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

ME Four-Twelve  vs
Veyron 
Brand Chrysler Bugatti
Type of car Concept car Production car
Year 2004 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.39 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 850 HP @ 5,750 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 850 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,000 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,879 lb 4,162 lb
Width 78.7 in 78.7 in
Height 44.9 in 47.4 in
Length 178.8 in 175.6 in

road tests

ME Four-Twelve  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 248 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 10.6 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.9 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 6.2 s 5.1 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.35

transmission

Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 483/? 254 265/22 20
Rear wheels 508/? 318 365/25 21
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
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