The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest hypercars ever built. However, a McLaren P1 with half the number of cylinders can accelerate from 100-200 km/h faster than a 1500 hp Chiron.
Don’t believe me? Well, then watch @gercollector‘s latest video in which he takes his P1 out on the Autobahn. After a few pedal-to-the-metal runs, he does a quick 100-200 km/h acceleration test. The result was simply astonishing!
The P1 blasts from 100-200 km/h in just 4.07 seconds, whereas the Chiron Sport takes 4.3 seconds. As you know, the latter packs an 8.0-liter W16 engine that puts out 1500 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 in the P1 churns out just 903 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. That’s a 600 hp deficit over the Bugatti.
However, the P1 has two aces up its sleeve. The IPAS push-to-pass system deploys additional power with the touch of a button. Then there’s the DRS button which stalls the rear wing, lowering the drag on the car. Both these systems play a big role in lowering the car’s acceleration times.