As much as I love supercars, I’ve never been a fan of the Bugatti Veyron. Despite Bugatti’s claims, the Veyron has nothing to do with the brand’s racing origins. Unlike the EB110, the Veyron wasn’t developed with racing in mind. Bugatti built it for the sole purpose of becoming the world’s fastest production car in its attempt to shatter a record McLaren had held since 1993. I could also mention I find its potato-shaped design rather ugly, but I’m well aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Rants aside, from a performance standpoint, the Bugatti Veyron is indeed spectacular. It can hit in excess of 260 mph and it needs only 2.6 seconds to charge from 0 to 60 mph. However, these figures only tell part of the story. There’s Top Gear’s infamous Veyron vs F1 drag race, which the Bugatti won, but there’s a new video that proves the French hypercar has its own flaws, mainly a 4,162-pound weight problem.

The footage in question brings together the Veyron and the Koenigsegg Agera R, which has 1,140 horsepower, 43 fewer than its French counterpart. In the acceleration contest above, held at Germany’s Paupenberg track, the racing starts from 50 km/h (31 mph) and goes beyond 350 km/h (217 mph). Click play for the outcome.

Bugatti Veyron Vitesse

2013 Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Koenigsegg Agera R

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R High Resolution Exterior
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