Which Cars Are Known for Having High Horsepower?


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The 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and the 2015 Mclaren P1 are two supercars that are famous for having high horsepower. Whereas the Veyron has 1,200 horsepower, the P1 has 903.

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A quad-turbocharged and intercooled 64-valve 16-cylinder DOHC engine with an aluminum block and port fuel injection engine powers the 2013 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Displacing 488 cubic inches of air, the engine produces its maximum horsepower of 1,200 at 6,400 rpm. It can also produce 1,106 pounds-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the car has a top speed of 253 mph. The Veyron features a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that is the fastest in the world as of 2015.

In comparison, the twin-turbocharged and intercooled 32-valve eight-cylinder DOHC engine that powers the P1 reaches its maximum horsepower output at 7,500 rpm. A permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor aids the gasoline engine and can produce 176 horsepower on its own. The car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. It takes 10 seconds for the P1 to cover a quarter of a mile at 147 mph. The P1 has an automatic seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that also allows manual shifting.

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