The 12 Best Turbo Cars Ever Made, Ranked
The Bugatti Veyron represents supercharging technology in its most extreme form. Powered by an 8-liter, four-turbocharged W-16 engine with aluminum block and cylinder heads and port fuel injection, the hypercar produces 1,001 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 922 lb- foot at 2,200 revolutions per minute. It’s one of the fastest cars ever, the first to accelerate to 60mph in just 2.5 seconds, and it’s capable of topping 250mph on the top end (via Car and Driver).
The Bugatti Veyron looks like a car from a futuristic movie, costs nearly $2 million, and has all the cutting edge tech features available. However, the outstanding performance sets the car apart from other hypercars in its class.
John Phillips of Car and Driver best described the exhilarating feeling of accelerating the Veyron: “From rest the car starts civilly, gentlemanly, with almost no wheel spin or tire squeal. It accelerates briskly for about a second until the turbos figure out you’re serious.. Then there’s a deafening roar, the nose rises and the car feels like it’s making a serious attempt to hang on in the air.”
As impressive as the Veyron is, its sibling the Chiron, equipped with an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine using four turbochargers developing 1,500 horsepower, accelerates to 60 mph in 0.2 seconds less and reaches a top speed of 261 mph.