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Sunday, February 22, 2015

1000-Plus-HP Fight Club: Twin-Turbo Lambo Slays a Bugatti Veyron

Watch a twin-turbo Lamborghini destroy a Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is a legend.
Not only does it hold two current Guinness World Records for fastest street-legal production car—fixed-roof and roadster, naturally—it stands as a testament to what engineers can achieve when fed unlimited amounts of cash and told not to return until they’ve built the super-est supercar.
Your kids will remember the Veyron’s name.

Of course, that means that any hot-rodder swinging wrenches on supercars sees the Bugatti as a target. When you’re a member of the thousand-plus-horsepower club, the Veyron isn’t just a legend.
It’s a benchmark.
Which brings us to this video, shot by Richard Fowler. His wild orange Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Superleggera is a supercar in its own right: It’s the most lightweight, sharpest version of Lamborghini’s angular Gallardo. The LP570 made 562 horsepower stock. 
Fowler’s Lambo is not stock.
This Superleggera boasts an Underground Racing Stage 3 twin-turbo kit, sending an astounding 1250 horses to the wheels. As you’ll see, that’s enough to thoroughly trounce a 1001-horse Bugatti.
Yes, roll-racing is kind of cheesy, and no, we’re not buying the YouTube poster’s claim that Fowler “waits nearly two seconds to go after the Bugatti takes off from a roll”—from where we’re sitting, that just looks like turbo lag.
But all of that aside, you can’t argue with the facts: At this particular half-mile runway race, the Veyron got spanked. And as Dom Toretto taught us, winning’s winning.

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