Posted on: May 16, 2012
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Is the Aventador, LFA or MP4-12C a Match for the Bugatti Veyron?


I think we all know the answer to this one but there’s no harm in making absolutely sure.
Automobile Magazine has indulged in a wonderfully pointless supercar drag race battle to find out whether the Lexus LFA, McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Aventador has what it takes to beat the Bugatti Veyron down the quarter-mile. In round 1, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 McLaren MP4-12C battles the Lexus LFA, which is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V10. Both cars are RWD, but the McLaren has more weight at the back for a faster getaway and an additional 50hp to play with.

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As it turns out, the McLaren gets to the quarter-mile mark eight-tenths of a second sooner and 6mph faster than the LFA. Round 2 sees the McLaren take on the 6.5-liter V12 Lamborghini Aventador, as they attempt to find Bugatti's rightful challenger.


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With 101hp more than the MP4-12C and being AWD, the Aventador takes off in a flash and maintains its lead throughout, ending the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds at 133.9mph. Onto the final where the Aventador gives the Veyron Grand Sport with 16 cylinders, 4 turbochargers and 1,001hp to play with a pretty good fight. This is like watching Indiana Jones for the twentieth time. You know what's going to happen, but you love it regardless.

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by Adam Lynton
Is the Aventador, LFA or MP4-12C a Match for the Bugatti Veyron?
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