The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is in full swing right now and as always, there’s plenty of eye candy on display.
Two of the hottest machines revealed this year feature MEGA-powerful engines and even more technology. But that’s just par for the ultra-exotic-car course. Here’s what makes these vehicles so special.
The Chiron is Bugatti’s ultra-sexy replacement for their legendary Veyron. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that puts out an almost unbelievable 1,500 horsepower along with 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Those figures supposedly make this the most powerful production car in history. Obviously, it should be plenty quick. The Chiron ought to rocket from a standstill to 62 miles an hour in just 2.5 seconds. Top speed is limited (on the street) to about 260 miles an hour, though it should be able to go even faster on closed circuits.
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Not to be outdone, Lamborghini revealed their Centenario in Geneva as well. This lusty Italian should be an aural delight to anyone lucky enough to get a ride in one. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated V12. This alluring engine delivers an astounding 770 horsepower and spins to nearly 9,000 RPM. This Lambo should top out at 217 miles an hour. As for the dash to 62, expect it to be yours in as little as 2.8 seconds. Making the Centenario even more appealing is the fact that it’s a lot cheaper than the Chiron, stickering for less than $2 million, but don’t try to buy one as they’re already sold out. Only 20 coupes and an equal number of roadster variants will be built.
So, there you go. Which of these ultra-exotic super cars do YOU like more? Please, vote in our latest poll, though really, you can’t go wrong with either one.