With Bugatti bringing in their much awaited successor to the Veyron, thing have become very exiting in the ‘fastest car’ race. While Koenigsegg have always maintained that top speed will not be their top priority, this is not the case for Bugatti or Hennessey. Top speed is what both the manufacturers are best known for and they will be eager to show their superiority in the coming years. Bugatti seems to have already made their move, as the Chiron is reported to have a top whack of 290 mph (467 km/h). Hennessey is also working on a much more powerful version of the Venom that will hit the 290 mph mark, however a specific date hasn’t been confirmed.
The Bugatti Chiron will be unveiled at the Geneva motorshow in 2016 (update: now unveiled). The Koenigsegg Regera was showcased at the same venue in 2015 and only 80 exquisite pieces of the hybrid hypercar will be made.
The Bugatti Chiron
UPDATE: The Bugatti Chiron hypercar has been unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow. The engine is a 8.0 liter W16 unit, that produces 1479bhp and 1600 Nm of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car’s top speed is limited to 261 mph, which is surprisingly disappointing. The car is however claimed to be the fastest yet, and we are expecting another Top speed record soon (with the limiter off).
The Bugatti Chiron will be the car that will shoulder the legacy of the French manufacturer for atleast the next five years. The manufacturer will be hoping to set a new top speed record , and 290 mph (467 km/h) seems to be what they are aiming for right now. The car reportedly has a speedo going all the way up to 500 km/h (311 mph). The 20 km/h gap is definitely huge, but ambitious as Bugatti is, we may see something close.
The car will be powered by a 8.0 Liter electric quad-turbocharged W16 mill, that reportedly produces 1500 hp and equal amount of torque. 0-100 kmph will be achieved in 2.2 second.
500 units of the Bugatti Chrion will be made, of which 130 have already been booked. The car is priced at $2.2 million.
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Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Venom F5 will be the Texas based manufacturer’s answer to the Chiron. Unlike the Venom GT, 30+ units of the hyper car will be made- which is the minimum required to be called a production car (The venom GT’s 270.49 mph didn’t qualify partly because of this reason, and so does the Koenigsegg One:1). Also, for completing the return run this time, John Hennessey is already eyeing the salt flats of Bonneville. We are however not quite sure if that’s a good idea.
Hennessey believes that since the Venom GT had already bested the 270 mph mark, going 290 mph is a definite and impending possibility. With the Venom F5 he hopes to reach this number, and in the process breaking the 0-300 kmph acceleration record.
The Hennessey Venom F5 will reportedly have the same 7.0 Liter V8, dishing out 1400 bhp of power while still being less than 1300 kg in weight. This will result in a power to ratio of 1.0769. The drag coefficient will also be brought down from the already impressive 0.44 to somewhere below the 0.4 mark.
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Koenigsegg is one manufacture who doesn’t give a care in the world to who breaks the speed records. Already having a bunch of hypercars in their arsenal, everything they touch, however seem to break one record or another. The Swedish manufacturer is more focused on the acceleration of their cars, rather than the Top speed, which is frankly the way we would go. The best and some what outrageous example being their hybrid hyper car- The Regera which does 0-400kmph (250 mph) in close to 20 seconds.
The Koenigsegg Regera is powered by a 5.0 liter twin turbo V8 , which in its own can produce 1,085bhp of power at 7000rpm. The rest, about 697 bhp is produced by a combination of 3 electric motors. The engine-electric combo is thus capable of producing 1,782 bhp of power and 2,000 Nm.
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The Bugatti Chiron vs Hennessey Venom F5 vs Koenigsegg Regera will be complete only once both the Venom F5 and Chiron are unveiled. This post will be updated as soon as that happens. Stay tuned for more news and updates.