Matt Watson takes the wheel of a Bugatti EB110 for a drag race against the Ferrari F40. While the Bugatti boasts more power than the F40, it is also heavier. So, should the Ferrari have an advantage? As engineers often say, “light is right”? However, the Bugatti has a secret weapon up its sleeve: four-wheel drive. Will it prove useful in this epic drag race?
Let’s begin with the Bugatti, upon its initial release, the Bugatti carried a price tag of £285,000, but acquiring one today will require a substantial investment of around £1,500,000!which made its debut in 1994. It boasts a 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12, generating 560hp and 610Nm of torque. The power is distributed to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox, and it has a weight of 1,690kg.
The Ferrari F40 needs no introduction, but we’ll give a quick crash course. Unveiled in 1991, it features a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 480hp and 580Nm. This power is directed to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission, it’s lighter that the EB110, weighing in at 1,350kg!
Originally priced at £163,000, if you’re eyeing one today, be prepared to spend at least £2,000,000!