Bugatti Veyron Drag Races Mercedes-AMG GT S For Giggles

Earlier today, we brought you a drag race involving a Porsche 911 Turbo S (the 991.2 facelift) and a 911 GT3 RS PDK. We thought that was a piece of German humor, but we're not so sure anymore, as such a label would mean we don't know what to make of the drag race in the video below.
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The clip at the bottom of the page take us to the same airfield in Germany, but the Zuffenhausen machines are replaced with a pair of velocity machines that simply can't be put into the same sentence, especially when a drag race in involved.

We're talking about a Bugatti Veyron and a Mercedes-AMG GT S - not that the extra muscle of the S version would make too much of a difference. We'll remind you the Volkswagen Group's retired crown jewel packs almost double the horsepower of the Afflaterbach machine. While the Veyron's quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 delivers 987 hp, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 under the long hood of the GT allows the driver to control 503 hp. If you prefer the metric system, though, you should make that 1,001 vs. 510 PS.

And to make the race... fair, the rolling start used by the two canceled the Veyron's all-wheel-drive advantage.

Then again, you can consider this straight line stunt as a demonstration of what happens when you pit a very fast car against a demonically quick car.

As for the kind of machine that could've pushed the Veyron to second place, such a feat could be achieved with something less spectacular than, say, a Koenigsegg One:1.

In fact, last year we showed you a 987 hp Veyron battling a heavily tuned E34-generation BMW M5 on this very airfield. Gifted with a Scania turbo, the senior Bimmer anti-lagged its way past the Bugatti in a spectacular fashion. In case you missed the stunt, you can check it out here.

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