Can a Bugatti Chiron beat a featherweight superbike?
The BMW S1000RR is the most powerful superbike in its class, while the Chiron is one of the fastest production cars on the planet. The superbike may not have a monstrous W6 engine producing 1500 hp, but it weighs far less than the 2 tonne Bugatti. So, it seems the S1000RR would have this in the bag. Or, at least that’s what we thought.
Ignore the passenger, who clearly has no idea what kind of machine he is riding in.
Let’s take a look at the detailed specifications of both vehicles, shall we?
The Chiron is powered by a quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1479 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque. It has all-wheel drive and lightning quick 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. It does 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed well in excess of 250 mph.
The BMW S1000RR uses a 999cc, 4-cylinder engine that revs to 14,200 rpm. It produces 199 hp @ 13,500 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Thanks to an overall weight of just 204 kg, 0-60 mph comes in just 2.6 seconds.