Over 1,000 horsepower challenge: who wins between Bugatti Chiron and Tesla Model S Plaid?

Over 1,000 horsepower challenge: who wins between Bugatti Chiron and Tesla Model S Plaid?

Over 1,000 horsepower challenge

The Bugatti Chiron is undoubtedly one of the most significant hypercars in history but, at the same time, the Model S Plaid is also probably the most important electric sedan for this historic moment. On the DragTimes channel, these two cars, with over 1,000 horsepower, recently met on an acceleration track but what was the outcome?

Let's go in order. The Chiron boasts a W16 quad-turbo engine of around 1,500 hp (1,118 kW) while the Tesla produces 1,020 (760 kW) with its electric motors. Both use the four-wheel drive to unload torque, even if the electric brings a huge advantage in terms of delivery. It is precisely this element, in fact, that allows Tesla to win 80% of the launches carried out, leaving behind the hypercar worth over 3 million euros; not bad right?

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And which hypercar would you try to use for beat a Model S Plaid? A Koenigsegg or an SSC? Tell us in the comments!

You’ll Need A 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R To Match A Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Few production cars can match the Ferrari SF90 Stradale in a straight line but as this video from Carwow proves, a heavily modified Nissan GT-R is one of the rare few that can.

Key to the hybrid Ferrari’s performance is the fact that it features a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 working alongside not one, not two, but three electric motors. It pumps out a total of 986 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque which is sent to the pavement through all four wheels.

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The GT-R featured in this video continues to rock its basic 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 but it has been overhauled by JM Imports in the UK and now churns out 1,000 hp and a massive 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm) of torque. It too is all-wheel drive but weighs approximately 180 kg (397 lbs) more than the Ferrari.

In the first of the three races performed, both cars sprint off the line at almost exactly the same rate but as the speeds increase, it is the GT-R that slowly begins to pull away. The result of the second race was almost identical, with the Nissan completing the quarter-mile in 9.5 seconds compared to the 9.7 seconds needed for the Ferrari.

Things are equally competitive in the rolling drag races performed. In the first race and with both cars left in their automatic modes, the GT-R’s transmission was slower to respond, allowing the Ferrari to sprint ahead and claim the win. Interestingly, it was the Nissan that began to close in as the speeds started to build.