A drag race can be an interesting entertainment when you need something to watch. The people behind such an event often put together cars from different brands with similar performance. The fight on the drag strip is more attention-grabbing when the two cars that met are from different generations, like the Bugatti EB110 and the Koenigsegg Agera X for instance, will the older model be able to keep up with the younger generation?
Yes, we’re serious about the 90s Bugatti against the Agera X. It happened in Andermatt, Switzerland; and if we may choose a word to describe this race, then we will say that it’s unequal. Well, at least we know that it’s not meant to find out which one is the fastest, but only to create a pure spectacle.
For your information, the EB110 legend which races here isn’t the toughest model in its family. It’s not the Super Sport variant as you might think, but it’s the less aggressive GT which is motivated by a 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 engine churning out 560 horsepower. That’s still a nice output, although it’s no match for the Agera X’s 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes a staggering 960 horsepower despite its less turbos and fewer cylinders.
In the quarter-mile run, the Koenigsegg beast won the fight in 10 seconds, while the EB110 GT required 11.4 seconds to clear that distance. That wasn’t really a defeat for the latter, though, as its time was still impressive. Looking at this cross-generation race, you must know that the owner of the iconic Bugatti was determined to find out how his classic supercar stacks up in opposition to more recent speed champions.
There’s some waiting before you watch the aforementioned battle at the 0:45 point of the video after this post. But it won’t be an empty wait as there will also be the 90s Bugatti racing a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a RUF CTR3 Clubsport. While these battles are certainly entertaining, we also want to see the Bugatti Centodieci, which draws inspiration from the EB110, entering the drag strip to oppose some other fast machines – we hope it will happen one day.