We’ve seen a lot of drag racing before, including some weird races. We once saw an AMG GT R racing a Renault Twizy in reverse, while a The bicycle has already fought the cheapest “car” in South Africa in a straight line race. Heck, we’ve even seen a Suzuki Samurai try its luck against a VW Beetle before.
But all of those races were weird because they are slow. This time around we’re witnessing one of the strangest and funniest drag races ever, and it’s between two very powerful vehicles – one road legal, the other reserved for International Grands Prix.
We’re talking about the Bugatti Chiron hypercar head-to-head against a world-champion Red Bull Racing Formula 1 race car, courtesy of the UK Carwow. Before we look at the drag race, let’s go over the numbers, just in case you aren’t familiar with what you see here.
The Chiron, of course, is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine producing 1,479 hp (1,103 kW), transmitted to all four wheels via a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Formula 1 racing car seen here, which is the RB7, uses a 2.4-liter V8 limited to 18,000 rpm, producing up to 750 hp (559 kW). At the helm, by the way, former Formula 1 driver and 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard.
With almost twice the horsepower, the Bugatti Chiron seems to win at first glance, but let’s not forget, the RB7 only weighs around 650 kilograms (1,433 pounds) including the driver. In contrast, the Chiron weighs 1,995 kg (4,398 lb), which gives the F1 racing car a huge advantage.
Do these numbers matter? Not really, because even though the match didn’t make sense, it looked a lot of fun. Have fun with the above three lap race.