Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Veyron

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

McLaren P1
5.5 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
6:47.0
Veyron
7:40.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Significantly lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 10.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Much great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:40.0 More than 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp vs 4.22 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 217 mph 36 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Significantly more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $1.2M More than 30% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 5.5 s More than 5% faster to 100mph
Fewer cars built 300 vs 375 20% fewer instances built
More powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Veyron 
Brand McLaren Bugatti
Price 1,150,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2005
Number built 375 300

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 4,162 lb
Width 76.6 in 78.7 in
Height 46.8 in 47.4 in
Length 180.6 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 217 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.1 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren P1
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Bugatti Veyron
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