The introduction of the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 shook the entire automotive world to its core. Its design, engineering, performance, and luxury of the hypercar is undoubtedly legendary, and the Bugatti Veyron sparked a new era of automotive performance that pushed the limits of what was possible for cars further than ever before. However Bugatti wasn’t done, and all the brand had left to do was to simply do it again, and that’s what the Chiron did. To compare the Bugatti Chiron vs. Bugatti Veyron is to put two absolute legends side by side, and regardless of which one comes out on top of any comparison, both are the truest definition of dream cars imaginable. With power, performance, luxury, and style that changed the car world, when it comes to a Veyron vs. Chiron comparison, everyone’s a winner.

Bugatti Chiron vs Bugatti Veyron Specs

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chiron Specs  
Engine: 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16
MSRP: $2,428,476
Horsepower: 1,500 horsepower
Torque: 1,180 lb/ft
0-60: 2.4 seconds
¼ mile: 9.4 seconds
Weight: 4,400 lbs
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Production Number: 500
Bugatti Veyron
Bugatti Veyron Specs  
Engine: 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16
MSRP: $1,700,000
Horsepower: 987 horsepower
Torque: 922 lb/ft
0-60: 2.46 seconds
¼ mile: 10.1 seconds
Weight: 4,162 lbs
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Production Number: 450

When it comes to the specs, it’s quite obvious that the Chiron comes out on top. While the Chiron is heavier than the Veyron, when Bugatti set out to create a new hypercar, the brand refused to be outdone, even by itself. With more power came more performance, and that resulted in a car that by the magic of Bugatti engineering was even more blisteringly quick than the revolutionary Veyron. It's often said that it's lonely at the top, and with the Veyron's envelope-pushing engineering and radical powertrain, there were no cars similar enough to compare. However, when it came time to make the Chiron, the Veyron made for a great benchmark on which to improve.

Specs Winner: Chiron

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Chiron vs Bugatti Veyron Engine

Both of these amazing cars are powered by the same mythical 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, and when it came to the Chiron, Bugatti revisited and revised the engine to make an insane amount of power. While the Veyron’s 987 horsepower was already unthinkable, Bugatti managed to squeeze 1,500 horsepower out of the legendary powerplant for the Chiron, and that’s what helps it achieve acceleration times and a top speed that is simply unreal.

Engine Winner: Chiron

Bugatti Chiron Interior
Bugatti Veyron Interior

Bugatti Chiron vs Bugatti Veyron Interior

Both the Chiron and Veyron were meticulously crafted at Bugatti’s famed Molsheim Atelier, and the interiors of both cars reflect that amazing level of quality. Bugatti’s century-long history is referenced throughout the interiors of both cars, which while modern, feature touches of vintage charm that reflect the story of Bugatti. While both cars are stunningly luxurious, especially considering their performance potential, the Veyron wins this round for its clean, elegant, minimal beauty and timelessly classic appeal. In any factor but especially in this round, this is a clash of the titans, with amazing levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail involved.

Interior Winner: Veyron

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Chiron vs Bugatti Veyron Performance

This round is close, because not only are the cars quite similar, they are both at the top echelon of performance when it comes to roadgoing cars. The Chiron wins this round because it uses the same 8-liter W16 engine to push out even more performance, and while the car is heavier than its Veyron predecessor, it is actually able to achieve a better power-to-weight ratio, with over one less pound per horsepower for the Chiron when compared to the Veyron.

Performance Winner: Chiron

Bugatti Chiron and Veyron

Bugatti Chiron vs Bugatti Veyron Investment

Both of these cars are quite collectible, desirable, and rare. Plenty of special editions, one-offs, and few-offs were made of each that eclipse even the wildest dreams of car ownership. However, fewer Veyrons were made than Chirons, and when it comes to history, the Veyron introduced the now-legendary powertrain we have come to know Bugatti for to the world, and the Veyron will always be known as one of the greatest engineering feats of the 21st century. When it comes to the long run, we’re banking on the Veyron to have more bang for your buck, although that’s quite a lot of buck in either case, and both cars are sure to continue to maintain quite a lot of value.

Investment Winner: Veyron