Drag race: Red Bull F1 car vs Porsche 918 Spyder vs Bugatti Veyron

November 02, 2023 by

Mat’s called dibs on the Porsche 918 Spyder for this drag race. Mounted behind him is a 4.6-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine, paired with two electric motors to make a combined 887hp and 1,280Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and the 918 tips the scales at 1,674kg. The price? Well this car today will set you back £1.3 million.

By comparison, the Bugatti Veyron looks like a bit of a bargain. This hero of the 2000s is worth £950,000, and for that you get an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1,001hp and 1,250Nm of torque. It has all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and it weighs in at 1,888kg.

Weighing in at over a ton less than the Veyron, the Red Bull RB8 Formula 1 car comes in at 700kg. Powering it is a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8, sending 800hp to the rear wheels only. There’s no traction control here either, so the launch is going to require a great deal of skill from the driver to keep it in the running.

So, which of these cars will come out on top? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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