• Oct 3rd 2007 at 8:08PM
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The all-new, V8-powered BMW M3 is one hot ride, and 414 HP can leave a lot of rubber behind. Yet while the M3 is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles on the road, it doesn't even hold a candle to the quad-turbo, 16-cylinder, 1,001 HP Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron is a true supercar that costs a cool $1.4 million, hits 60 mph in less than three seconds, and has a limited production run of a few hundred copies. Regardless of the obvious disparity between the two cars, someone just had to pit the two against one another in a race and put the video on YouTube. The video starts with the M3 understeering through a corner and doing a series of figure eights, and it ends with the Bimmer taking its medicine. The driver of the Veyron even gave the poor sap in the M3 a head start, yet the margin of victory was wide. If you're like us and interested in seeing the carnage even when you know the outcome, check out the short video after the jump.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      nice video..
      bmwm3.we.bs
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man that was funny. He even sat and waited a bit. lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      its easy for these Veyron to beat a car 600hp less,but in front of the Hennessey viper ,Veyron loose by 4sec. 0-200mhrs,and for the speed record the Veyron loose again in front of the AÉRO TT.I know it s a great car ,but for 1400,000.$,its a joke.Mike
        • 8 Years Ago
        hey Chad,Isaw the video when Hennessey make a new world record for the mile(225 mhrs)and believe me the car is stable,and this for only $187,500.US it s fantastic.I don t say the Veyron is not a good car,but the prize is to much? Mike
      • 8 Years Ago
      how does rwd m3 understeer? any explanation autoblog
      • 8 Years Ago
      OK. Show of hands- Who didn't see that coming?
        • 8 Years Ago
        meh, it reminds me of the old adage regarding the McLaren F1:

        "... despite setting off 10 seconds after the McLaren – when the F1 is already travelling at 130mph – the Bugatti reaches 200mph at exactly the same time as the F1. "
        • 8 Years Ago
        Sandeep, the driver of the Veyron gave the M3 a headstart on purpose to further emphasize the "fast car vs very fast car thing" that Top Gear did years ago with a McLaren F1 against an R33 Skyline GT-R if I remember correctly. There's a 0-300 km/h video of a Veyron on YouTube, this among many others will show you that the Bugatti has absolutely no problems accelerating from a standstill with full throttle.
        • 8 Years Ago
        @sandeep

        2.5s 0-60mph with a 2to 1001hp car means lot of traction with no real problem to get the power to the ground..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Stop being idiots you guys. The video is to show how fast the Veyron is. No one thought the M3 would win. Its still amazing to see the Veyron give a ~3 second head start then catch up in about 5 seconds.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh my that's awesome, the Bugatti easily beat that crappy BMW
        • 8 Years Ago
        dutch-

        Because the M3 would beat the million dollar car with excellent track performance on twisties? Read up before you post this crap.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'll just drive my veyron to work every day, considering the dependability of a car that puts out 1k horsepower, that sounds like a grand idea!
        • 8 Years Ago
        I bet it'd be a completely different story if this was a twisty track
        • 8 Years Ago
        Right on. I was seriously thinking about the new M3 as an everyday beater; plus 3-5 for trackdays: never know how many you're going to wreck. I guess now I'm gonna get two-three Veyrons. They're awesome! I'm gonna write the check as soon as I finish typing this message.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Considering the Veyron had to pass the same stress tests as any other VAG car, there would be nothing wrong with driving it to work everyday. While VWs are not exactly the most dependable cars on the market, the Veyron is nothing like most, fragile exotics out there... You're just assuming too much.
        • 8 Years Ago
        And you are doing the exact same thing assuming that it would be completely reliable as a daily driven car.

        Not that it matters since most of them will probably never see more than 30,000 miles.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Yeah, if the track was twisty the Veyron would've had to be careful not to blow the M3 into the guardrail with it's air stream as it passed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The sound of the Veyron engine gives me goosebumps
      • 8 Years Ago
      That was funny with the Bugatti letting the BMW get ahead before even starting, heck it looked like the BMW jumped the start on top of that even, but in the end it was bitch slapped accross the pavement. Be funny to have had a decent motorcycle in there as well though.
        • 8 Years Ago
        There is a video on Youtube of a Yamaha R1 trying to keep up with one. The Veyron flies past that too.
        • 8 Years Ago
        A properly driven Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 would mop up a Veyron in the 1/4 mile.

        9.65 Vs. 10.8
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow... put that one on the cover of "Duh!" magazine.

      Considering you can buy TWENTY-EIGHT (28) new M3's for the $1.4 million that Bugatti costs, I'd say it did pretty good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Understeer?

      Autoblog = Embarrassment.
        • 8 Years Ago
        that's not a saloon. saloon means sedan for you yanks. that's a coupé...
        • 8 Years Ago
        Help!

        Someone call Alain de Cadenet!
        • 8 Years Ago
        Brett, I thought the only saloons Texans know about are the kind with swinging doors and intoxicating beverages inside. :-)
        • 8 Years Ago
        im no yank, im a southerner. Texas pride!

        The 3 series coupe is considered a 2-door sedan for its b-pillar and larger than compact rear seating, which is larger than 33cu/ft. SAE regulations call this car a two-door sedan, another name for 2-door sedan? SALOON.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Phillip, that should be "ought". Proofreading my dear sir. ;)

        Yeah, and I think it is silly of Autoblog to get under and over confused as well.
        • 8 Years Ago
        There is a big difference between the two, and this could be prevented if proof read. We do the same thing in highschool, it aught to be standard for a mainstream news outlet.
        • 8 Years Ago
        lol that's tough on poor ol' autoblog
      • 8 Years Ago
      Remind me never to drag a Veyron in my Camry.
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