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Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C [video]

The ultimate supercar show down?

When you think of the most definitive supercars of the past five years, you'll probably find yourself coming up with a list that includes the Lamborghini Aventador, Lexus LFA, McLaren MP4-12C and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. Thankfully, Motor Trend also came up with that list for their latest Head 2 Head episode which pits the cars against each in a classic drag race.

While it's no secret that the Veyron is the most powerful, will the supercar's weight and all-wheel drive system bog it down? Will the Aventador's and MP4-12C's carbon fiber monocoque prove ‘strength through lightness' is the best way to win?

We won't ruin the surprise, so place your bets and enjoy.

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mikemikemikemike
Holy ishtar that Lambo is fast!
May 18, 2012 3:17 pm
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NavidRBehzad
what a bullshit competition, a Japanese car have nothing to do with this cars, and even a 4-month years old kid can tells with her cry which one is champ!
May 17, 2012 11:34 pm
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trapezius
Sorry dude, you are (partially) wrong. Lexus is not the same thing as Japanese, and Japanese is the not the same thing as Lexus. The GTR is the 3rd quickest accelerating car on the planet right now, as far as 0 to 60 is concerned. And last time I checked, nissan is Japanese. As I said before, what belongs in that race is the bugatti, GTR, and 911 turbo. And I will add 599, pagani, and koeniggsegg. And I guess zr1. But yes, also as I said before, the Lexus does not belong, and neither does the Mclaren.
May 18, 2012 4:44 pm
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chris25
Pointless drag race, but you can't choose which supercar or hypercar is good, all are simply amazing & beautifully made to be fast & I love all of them & choosing them could be quite difficult.
May 17, 2012 3:15 pm
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RaulLeal
let see: Bugati - wet engineer dream's , but ugly as hell! MCLaren- same as above.... Aventador - very, very beatifull! but... LFA - I would take the LFA just becouse that gorgeous sound and drivebillity!! awsome car!! ho cares if its too japanese! at least they dont break every corner...:p
May 17, 2012 11:10 am
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clash_189
LFA is how a supercar should behave, it keeps going to entertain the drivers
May 17, 2012 11:45 pm
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dbehmoaras
This is a public service announcement to all of those who love cars. The 2013 BMW M5 will be offered with a manual transmission as an option. The configurator is now live at the BMW USA website. Get your wallets primed and ready. That is all. As for the article. I'd have the Lexus LFA. Once you have a sub 4.0 200mph+ car, all that matters is desirability. The LFA has that in spades.
May 17, 2012 10:42 am
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vilivo
That is good news indeed, for anyone who wants to really feel connected to the car. We bought the other M5 though, not the crazy driver's car ;)
May 17, 2012 9:14 pm
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eddie
Great video. I love Lambos! Just think of all the R&D of the VW group...Bugatti, Bentley, Lambo, Porsche
May 17, 2012 10:28 am
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freddie_b
Where is the 458 in this race??
May 17, 2012 9:01 am
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Ratt
Well, kudos to Lexus, they've made a great supercar and LFA is the proof that they can (drag race means nothing), it looks great and it's a less poser car than this other fancy cars.
May 17, 2012 8:55 am
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lambocop
LOL@the toyota. You can easily tell that toyota just doesn't belong...There is nothing exotic about that celica or supra..LOL
May 17, 2012 7:42 am
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nahidrahman
not to mention it's disproportionate pricing
May 17, 2012 8:30 am
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JoaoPedro
I don't care, one Lfa for me please!
May 17, 2012 6:43 am
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DTM
me too please! That noise/music more than makes up for unrealistic/abnormal driving scenarios.
May 17, 2012 8:37 am
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GRAVE
Of course the LFA lost because it has a small NA engine with the lowest torque. if it has 50 Nm and 30 hp more it could win. But still it is a great super car.
May 17, 2012 5:01 am
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djcocum
it's hard for me to consider the Veyron a sports car. For my is just a hyperfast car.
May 17, 2012 4:03 am
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trapezius
Just watched. Why was the Veyron's spoiler out, if they wanted it to go fast?
May 17, 2012 1:39 am
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edd_lg
to make the race more dramatic, same as Top Gear did with Veyron vs McLaren F1.
May 17, 2012 1:41 pm
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trapezius
Depends on the type of track. Veyron is one of the fastest cars around the Top Gear track, not far behind the Mclaren and Lamborghini. And if you consider the super sport version, it Is within half a second of those two. Motortrend should have skipped the Lexus and the Mclaren and included the 2 cars that come closest to the Veyron in 0 to 60: GT-R and 911 Turbo, 2.8 and 2.6 respectively (Veyron in 2.5).
May 17, 2012 1:08 am
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PAA
If I were to buy one of these it would be the Lambo or the McLaren. They're all great supercars whose full power I would never use so I would go with the most legendary ones. Bugatti was a one shot never will again and Lexus, well despite its greatness it is too Japanese.
May 17, 2012 12:57 am
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Ferrariguy
Why would people comment saying the Lexus is "too Japanese??" no s@&t Sherlock, it's from japan! Just like how BMW and porsches are too german cause they are GERMAN! *rolls eyes*
May 17, 2012 1:57 am
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AlikMalix
Because "too Japanese" is a bad thing... to lots of people, including me. Jap cars tend to reek of '86 Honda-ish, and Toyota's dullness, and I'm sorry to a lot of fans of the LFA, it's not excluded from that description.
May 17, 2012 2:24 am
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PAA
Why do people get so offended, it's not like I said the LFA is crap. Too Japanese refers to its design. Like the GTR, hell of a super car but design-wise it lacks finesse. This of course is my opinion and to somebody else the LFA design may be unique and unsurpassed.
May 17, 2012 6:23 am
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marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net
Well, to each his own. I personally like it myself (never thought I'd ever say that about a Lexus), but hey; if you don't like it, that's fine. Your opinion is your opinion.
May 25, 2012 2:10 pm
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vilivo
Really? Im guessing you didn't know that cars existed before the late 90's. I would get into explaining about Bugatti's history, but instead, I have a sign to offer you :)
May 17, 2012 9:11 pm
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PAA
Another one easily offended, quite expressive buddy. No hard feelings but you should know that Bugatti was a one shot show off from VW. Its cost was never recovered and they knew it but they produced it anyway as a status symbol. Most probably, we won't be seeing a next gen Veyron unless it is financially logical, ie a normal supercar in Ferrari/Lambo zone.
May 18, 2012 1:14 am
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vilivo
That does not make Bugatti, the brand a one off (as per your original statement). As far as its cost, there is a reason for all that, but it's a matter of understanding the complex workings of marketing and branding, as well as the efect of a halo on a corporation. Kind of like the original M1, which was kinda BS for its time, but has since become legend. Explaining that, however, isn't something one does for free...
May 18, 2012 6:57 am
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PAA
Now we re talking. Yes the Bugatti (I never meant the Bugatti brand, my mistake I didn't say "Veyron") is a halo car and hence we might not be seeing it in a second generation. I never said anything else that got all triggered up in the first place.
May 28, 2012 1:37 am
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henaz
Now lets see them round a track, that's where the McLaren and Lexus will show their true colours.
May 16, 2012 11:05 pm
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Bozzor
Could not agree more: the Veyron is untouchable in a straight line, but throw in some real twists and turns, and you can see why light weight is actually the secret to real world speed. My money is on the McLaren with the Lexus a very close second. For a somewhat valid example, check out... http://www.fastestlaps.com/tracks/nordschleife.html
May 16, 2012 11:49 pm
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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sensei
The Veyron has always reminded me of the Hayabusa in the motorcycle world. In a straight line, its untouchable but on a track, many a 600cc can easily hang with it and out corner the Busa. There is much more to performance than straight line only. If not, top fuel cars are king.
May 18, 2012 4:32 am
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vilivo
lol, lag?
May 18, 2012 7:00 am
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dmanero
Well I knew the LFA would loose, It's already proven that the R35GTR can destroy it on the Drag strip. And I was really surprised that the Aventador was a close second, As much as I love lamborghini I expected the Bugatti to destroy it on the Strip. Now lets put Koensigg, Pagani and Bugatti against each other.
May 16, 2012 9:55 pm
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air_cooled
The two VW's win. We disguise them as Italian and French to keep the International customers happy. We call all the engineering and design shots though and reap the profits.
May 16, 2012 9:31 pm
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gtgoff
Heh, that guy is a great host for these shows!
May 16, 2012 8:16 pm
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manual-trans
And the VW wins... YAAAHHHAA LOL
May 17, 2012 10:07 pm
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