No matter what car discussions you carry, there is no way to avoid getting carried away and think about having a supercar, a muscle car or, naturally, an exotic one. Each car enthusiast will talk about the fastest, coolest most beautiful car he can think of. So if there’s talk about power and looks than Lamborghini and Bugatti are bound to show up in the discussion. Both brands have made a huge impact in the automotive world, yet to compare one with another, that’s really hard to do because there are 2 distinct styles and classes. It’s not simply comparing some statistics of a couple of cars. These exotic marvels of engineering have entire histories tied to their design, characteristics and performance. So let’s take a look at both companies and see what does Lamborghini and Bugatti truly stand for?
The Lambo’s master that goes by the full name of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A is an Italy born car brand that is world renowned for incredibly fast cars with high performance and state of the art technology integrated in them. It currently functions as part of the Audi AG that bought the Lamborghini and made it even bigger and better. Audi AG themselves are a subsidiary that “answer to” the Volkswagen Group of Industries. It has produced world renowned, incredible sports cars like the Diablo, the Gallardo, the Murcielago, Reventon, and the futuristic Sesto Elemento. Remember that these are not cars for anyone. Simply put, if you own a Reventon than you’re one in 700.000.000. it just doesn’t get more exclusive than that.
Looking on the other side, to the Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. we can only think of one thing: the fastest car in the world. The company that achieved this unbeatable standard hails from France. Like Lamborghini they also are an important part of the Volkswagen Group. Their crowning jewel, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is currently rated as the fastest production car in existence.
Let’s make an attempt at some performance head to head and take the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 and compare it with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The Gallardo is powered up by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that develops nothing less of 552 hp. The newest Bugatti Veyron has a mastodon 8.0 liter engine that is actually composed of 2 V8 Audi engines morphed together into a massive V 16 quad turbocharged engine delivering a mind stopping power of 1184 hp. That is just too much.
The Lamborghini is known to slingshot its way and reach 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds. As for the Bugatti, that thing is a rocket reaching 62 mph in a blistering 2.5 seconds. Where the Gallardo can reach a top speed of 202 mph, the Bugatti reaches the astronomic speed of 269.80 mph. When at top speed the Bugatti eats up an incredible amount of fuel being able to suck the tank bone dry in less than 15 minutes. Not to worry, you won’t get to completely empty the tank because if you go more than 12 minutes at over 400 km/h your tires will explode because of the heat.
Always keep in mind that these tests have been done on a straight line, if the test were on a race track than Bugatti wouldn’t stand a chance since there is no way to outmaneuver the Bull God.
If you’re talking money than, you’d better have deep pockets, since the Gallardo has a starting price of $205.000 and can go up to $220.000. As for the Bugatti, a mere $2.700.000 would suffice to make it yours.
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