Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster Sport vs Veyron


2.7 s

Top speed

Roadster Sport
124 mph
253 mph


5.1 s

1/4 mile

10.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Tesla Roadster Sport

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Sport

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,724 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 124 mph 129 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM Around 3.5x stronger engine
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM More than 3.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $129k Around 11.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 11.5 s 2.3x faster to 100mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.6 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Roadster Sport  vs
Brand Tesla Bugatti
Price 128,500 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.56 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion



physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,724 lb 4,162 lb
Width 68 in 78.7 in
Height 44.4 in 47.4 in
Length 155.4 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 106.7 in

road tests

Roadster Sport  vs
Top speed 124 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 11.5 s 5.1 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4x4
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 1 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Tesla Roadster Sport
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Bugatti Veyron
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