This is one for the ages, a drag race featuring two of the most iconic supercars ever created, one that represents the best in automotive technology at the time from France in the form of the Bugatti EB110, and the other showing off the best of the best from Italy at the time represented by the Ferrari F40. It’s not that easy to pick a favourite in this drag race because back in the day when these cars were new, we had posters of both up on the wall. There’s no doubt that the Bugatti was a beast of a machine that was way ahead of its time with a mind-blowing powerplant that defied logic, but the Ferrari F40 has arguably better lines and styling with more production units that made it a little more famous. The Bugatti EB110 only saw 139 units in existence after its 1991 to 1995 production run. Some sources say just 136 with two development models, but the most quoted figure is that of 139. The Ferrari F40 was produced between 1988 and 1992 and in that time a total of 1,311 were produced. When you compare these early 90s supercars side by side, it does seem that the French contestant was put together a little better than the Ferrari, it just looks more solid and has better finishes. There may also have been less produced than the Ferrari because it would have taken a fair bit longer to assemble the monstrous powerplant that was mated to an all-wheel drive drivetrain. The Ferrari F40 features a carbon fibre/kevlar composite body and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V8 with 352 kW and 577 Nm sent to the rear wheels and was the first series production car to exceed the then-coveted 200 mph (320 km/h) top speed.
Take a look at the YouTube video that makes us all warm and fuzzy inside because its the one where Mat Watson and the Carwow crew put two of the most iconic supercars ever created up against each other in a good old-fashioned drag race. It was hard to choose a favourite for us, but our money and hearts ended up being behind the F40 - where is your money going?: Ferrari F40 v Bugatti EB110: DRAG RACE | carwow
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