Road Tests Real world tests of RS200 Evolution vs Veyron

0-60mph

Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

RS200 Evolution
249 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford RS200 Evolution

Reasons to consider the
Ford RS200 Evolution

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 40% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 35% more revs
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 401 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 580 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 70% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 2,100 cc More than 3.8x bigger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.6 s Around 25% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

RS200 Evolution  vs
Veyron 
Brand Ford Bugatti
Year 1986 2005
Highest auction price 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution, $159k, March 2011 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, $898k, October 2012
Number built 24 300

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.48 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 580 HP @ 8,000 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 401 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 406/? 203 265/22 20
Rear wheels 406/? 203 365/25 21

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 4,162 lb
Width 69.4 in 78.7 in
Height 52 in 47.4 in
Length 157.4 in 175.6 in
Front track width 59.1 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 106.7 in

road tests

RS200 Evolution  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 249 mph 253 mph
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Triple Ferguson Viscous Coupling LSDs 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 5 N/A

engine

Displacement 2,100 cc 7,993 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 7.2:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.54 in / 3.31 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Ford RS200 Evolution
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