Okay, this time it’s a little bit for the rich people. But anyways, let’s get going!
Today’s topic is simple: which is the best hypercar? To find out, these three competitors will duke it out in a game of Top Trumps. This ought to be rich.
2020 Tesla Roadster:
The Tesla Roadster of 2008 broke new ground for electric cars: it was the first to get 200 miles of range, the first to stand a chance against a supercar in acceleration, and the first electric car that people actually wanted to buy. Now, the name has been revived, but the car is a whole new thing.
The Tesla Roadster is infamous for two things: its acceleration and its looks. First, the looks: it has a slightly angular look to it, and with the slit headlights and sharp angles, combined with the beautiful curves, the understated thing to say at this point is that it passes.
The speed is just as aggressive as the looks. The looks are precise and give a sensation of the speed you are about to be wed to. There is, of course, the 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds. This is the first time that any production car has gone under two seconds to that speed. Top speed is over 250 miles per hour.
But unless you are The Stig from Top Gear, you’ll probably be focused considerably more on the economics. The Roadster has 2 back seats, so it’s more spacious than conventional supercars. It has 621 miles of range, which is an electric car record. Also, the car has all-wheel drive, so it will have phenomenal traction.
This all does come at a price, however: $250,000 base price is what you would pay for one of them. My friend is getting his in 2020, because he put down a pre-order last year, so it should be cool to drive his Roadster.
The Bugatti Chiron is, as the famous Baby Jesus of motoring said, “like Concorde. Because Concorde pushed the technology of the 60’s to the limit, but still made it feel normal.” Jeremy Clarkson was right when he said that. The Chiron is refined and has a beautifully-stitched and perfectly inspected interior. And yet, it munches up the miles like a track-day hype-beast. The Chiron does 0-60 in 2.4 seconds, going to the speed limiter of 261 mph. However, without the limiter, Bugatti says the Chiron will go to 290 mph.
The Chiron has a fuel economy of 9 MPG, and at full chat, the tank of fuel is dry in 9 minutes. The Chiron has ten radiators and circulates more water than the system on a fire truck. The price for all this luxury refinement is $3.5 MILLION, which is a tad bit more than the Tesla. But while the Tesla is meant for silent, practical, but still breath-taking drives, the Bugatti is meant for soulful sounds, limited practicality, beautiful images, and at the end of the day, still a breath-taking drive.
Koenigsegg Agera RS:
“It is, quite simply, the fastest car . . . in the world.” ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Koenigsegg’s Agera RS holds the record for the fastest car in the world. The Agera averaged 277.91 miles per hour. But the Swedish car manufacturer didn’t skimp on the details. The Agera RS has a bespoke engine, a 5.0L V8 with two turbochargers. The total output, when filled with biofuel, is 1160 horsepower. The horsepower, combined with the lightness of the car, makes it no surprise that the record is its own.
The price for one of these is about $3 MILLION, which is a little bit less expensive than the Chiron. But like the Chiron, it is a two-seater. Unlike the Chiron, it has the capability to run on normal gasoline, petrol, race fuel, OR, if you tune it so, biofuel. This has been a unique quirk Koenigsegg has carried out since the beginning, and ever since, they’ve made “green versions” of every car they’ve made.
The Tesla Roadster is great, but it isn’t in production yet. However, you can put a pre-order now. The Chiron is almost done being built, as only 500 are being made, and only 40 Divo versions. The Agera RS is all but available. However, if there is a deal that shows up, I recommend you check it out. The winners have to therefor be the Chiron and the Roadster. The Chiron is for the sort of person who wants a bespoke car that is great to drive. The Tesla is for people who want to feel the rush of air from the nature they’re saving.
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