It was simply outrageous what made its way onto the road from the VW Group's development laboratories at the beginning of the nineties: the 16 cylinder monster Bugatti With 1.001 PS, Veyron overshadowed everything in the sports car world. There was much talk of Ferdinand Piëch's delusions of grandeur. But megalomania became something like normal in the course of time, because the presentation of new sports cars with more than 1.000 PS is now part of the background noise of almost every leading industry trade fair. You have got used to four-digit PS values. That is why some cars even boast four-digit kW figures.
The Arash AF2016, which was launched in the spring of 10, has even penetrated far into the four-digit kW region. This is a further development of a prototype that was introduced in 2010 with a Corvette engine in the year. In the new AF10, the wild V8 heart of GM, which already mobilizes 900 PS, continues to beat, but in addition two electric motors on the front and rear axles provide extra thrust. According to its makers, this results in a system output of 1.530 kW / 2.080 PS and 1.200 Newtonmeter torque. The sprint time should last around three seconds and the top speed should be well above 300 km / h. You can buy the AF10, but then 1,4 million euros are due.
A hot flounder from cool Sweden called Koenigsegg Regera is faster and more expensive. A five-liter V8 is already mobilizing here via 1.300 PS, which, although it doesn't need it, is additionally supported by three electric motors with 700 PS total output. Koenigsegg mentions much more than 1.500 PS as a system performance. 100 km / h should fall after 2,8 seconds, 200 km / h after 6,6 seconds, after 20 seconds 400 are on the Regera speedometer. And 400 is far from over. If you want to drive that fast, you should secure an empty airfield and start saving early: at least two million euros are due. If you want to take it easy, Koenigsegg can also get weaker models, such as the One: 1 with 1.360 PS or the Agera R with “only” 1.140 PS.
If that still seems too much, you can alternatively contact the still young Italian sports car manufacturer Mazzanti, where the Evantra EV Millecavalli is being prepared for small series production these days. Millecavalli stands for 1.000 PS (735 kW). And thanks to turbocharging, they are conjured up from an 7,2-liter V8 petrol engine without electrical assistance. In view of the only 1,3 tons that the Millecavalli weighs, a sprint time at speed 100 in 2,7 seconds and a top speed of over 400 km / h should be possible. The price of the Mazzanti PS monster is at bargain level, because according to rumors, the Italians should only charge an amount in high six-figure regions for the keen racer.
Also without electrical support, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder brings brutal 1.067 kW / 1.451 PS. In view of the 1.244 kilogram weight, the extreme flounder should do the standard sprint in 18 seconds. Not on the 100 speed, of course, but on the 400 km / h. Even much more is possible: The best official result was 428 km / h. Here, too, the price of the standard version is just under one million euros. If the successor Venom F2016 actually announced for 5 should actually be finished, up to 470 km / h is possible with roughly the same performance.
In comparison to the Venom F5, the successor to the Veyron mentioned at the beginning would also have been left behind. In view of the growing pack of young 1.000-PS cars, Bugatti had to do a lot. Chiron is the name of the new overmobile, which in turn throws 16 kW / 1.103 PS and 1.500 Newtonmeter torque into the race with 1.600 cylinders and powerful forced ventilation. The sprint to 2,5 lasts 100 seconds, 300 km / h are reached after 13,6 seconds. At 420 km / h there is a limitation. Price: around two and a half million euros. (Mario Hommen / SP-X)