Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster vs Veyron

0-60mph

Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Roadster Base
119 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Roadster Base
11.1 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Top Gear track time

Roadster Base
1:27.30
Veyron
1:18.30

1/4 mile

Roadster Base
12.7 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Roadster

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher redline 13,500 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 2x more revs
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,500 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 40% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 119 mph 134 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM More than 4.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 3.5x stronger engine
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $109k More than 13.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.7 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 11.1 s 2.2x faster to 100mph
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:18.30 vs 1:27.30 More than 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster  vs
Veyron 
Brand Tesla Bugatti
Price 109,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2005

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 2 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 2.65:1
2: 1.61:1
3: 1.19:1
4: 0.92:1
5: 0.75:1
6: 0.62:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.12:1 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 175/55 16 265/22 20
Rear wheels 406/? 152 365/25 21

road tests

Roadster  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 119 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 11.1 s 5.1 s
Top gear time 1:27.30 1:18.30
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 13,500 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 35%/65% 44%/56%
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain Unknown Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,500 lb 4,162 lb
Width 73.7 in 78.7 in
Height 44.4 in 47.4 in
Length 155.4 in 175.6 in
Front track width 57.6 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 106.7 in
Tesla Roadster Base
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