Road Tests Real world tests of Phantom vs Veyron

0-60mph

Phantom
5.6 s
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

Phantom
148 mph
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

Phantom
15.2 s
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

1/4 mile

Phantom
14.3 s
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

Front view of Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 148 mph 105 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 14.3 s Around 30% faster at the drag strip
Much faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 15.2 s 3x faster to 100mph
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $350k More than 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM Around 75% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly lighter curb weight 4,162 lb vs 5,467 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much faster to 200kph 7.3 s vs 24.4 s 3.3x faster to 200kph
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,800 cc Around 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Phantom  vs
Veyron 
Brand Rolls-Royce Bugatti
Price 350,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2012 2005

design

Chief designer Marek Djordjevic, Ian Cameron Jozef Kaban

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 4.17:1
2: 2.34:1
3: 1.52:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.87:1
6: 0.69:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.46:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 265/? 540 265/22 20
Rear wheels 264/? 541 365/25 21

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,467 lb 4,162 lb
Width 78.3 in 78.7 in
Height 64.3 in 47.4 in
Length 229.7 in 175.6 in
Front track width 66.3 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 140.6 in 106.7 in

road tests

Phantom  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 148 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 14.3 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 15.2 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 24.4 s 7.3 s
Drag coefficient 0.38 0.36

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.07 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,800 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.62 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
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