Acceleration is one of the key components which create a supercar. Getting that perfect launch requires a combination of an extensive list of factors, namely finding a car with perfectly suited horsepower and torque figures. Finding a supercar with enough grip and a fast enough transmission to whip through the gears is also extremely important in getting off the line and continuing through to the quarter mile.

In the latest episode of Head2Head on the Motor Trend YouTube channel, they pitted the latest generation of carbon fiber constructed supercars against the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron over the quarter mile to see just how close the competition has come and if the Veyron can finally be knocked off its seemingly everlasting pedestal.

Motor Trend gathered the Lexus LFA, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the McLaren MP4-12C, and a beautiful blue Bugatti Veyron Grandsport and took them to an abandoned runway in the depths of the U.S. They then conducted the review through two knockout rounds in order to find the Veyron’s closest competitor before pitting the remaining car against the Veyron.

So who won, you ask?

Well, we won’t ruin that for you as this video is definitely worth the 7 minutes it lasts.


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  (484) posted on 09.16.2012

When I was watching this, it feels like I am there. I got nervous, really.

  (410) posted on 09.13.2012

There is no need for this. We already knew that they are the most powerful cars in the world.

  (287) posted on 09.12.2012

I agree that watching them trying to outdo each other alone is already heart-pounding.

  (384) posted on 09.11.2012

It is a sure win for the Bugatti. It’s considered the fastest on the world, but not now cause there is Agera R waiting for Bugatti to have a duel.

  (762) posted on 09.10.2012

I’ve already known that Bugatti will win on that race, but if they include the Agera R which is the fastest on the world by now; they could have a perfect race.

  (460) posted on 09.6.2012

And the winner is of course Bugatti veyron. They should pitted the Agera on Bugatti to know who’s the fastest.

  (665) posted on 09.6.2012

Even if the race is not yet started, I knew who will win on this race. Go Bugatti.

  (306) posted on 09.5.2012

It’s faster 0-60 MPH than the Lambo and has a massive 1/4 mile number than any other super car.

  (345) posted on 09.4.2012

This is a complete joke! Even if the race did not occur, we already know that it’s only a chicken race for Bugatti.

  (449) posted on 08.28.2012

It’s good that they compared these super cars on a single video. The Bugatti remains unbeatable!

  (577) posted on 08.27.2012

I thought Lamborghini would be the fastest, but the Bugatti wins on that race.

  (342) posted on 08.23.2012

I’m glad that the McLaren didn’t explode on racing with the Aventador. From the start, I knew that the Aventador will earn a bragging right, but not with Bugatti.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2012

It could be a perfect drag race if they joined the Porsche 911 Turbo. They should give it a chance.

  (517) posted on 08.22.2012

Drag racing is Bugatti’s comfort zone. Try other race modes to test if Bugatti still got what it takes to beat those three.

  (419) posted on 06.14.2012

Well, for us audience, there is no need for a winner. Watching them trying to outdo each other alone is already heart-pounding.

  (868) posted on 06.7.2012

If they would have done a real track test as opposed to a simple drag race, the LFA would have killed the other three.

  (676) posted on 06.7.2012

I feel such pity for Veyron because although it is high-end, it can’t beat the set of other supercars alone.

  (458) posted on 05.27.2012

To be honest, I’d really choose those three over Veyron. Aventador is even enough.

  (569) posted on 05.24.2012

Regardless of the result, the situation is already a win considering that we have witnessed how these supercars have become actually competitive!

  (19) posted on 05.22.2012

Did no one think about a new Porsche 911 Turbo S? it’s quicker 0-60 than the Lambo and has a pretty massive 1/4 mile number.

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