Does A Bugatti Veyron Actually Make 1001 HP? [VIDEO]


Bugatti Veyron

A video was recently suggested to us that provides an actual all wheel drive dyno test of a 2008 Bugatti Veyron.

Houston Crosta, owner of Royalty Exotic Cars, is putting a Ryft full titanium exhaust onto his 2008 Bugatti Veyron, but before he mounts it, he wanted to know what his actual wheel horsepower was to compare as a before and after.

On what looks to be a Dynojet 424xLC2, the Veyron makes multiple passes.

Bugatti Veyron

On the first pass, the Veyron detected that it was possibly going for a top speed run and dropped itself into handling mode, which is when the technician lifted off. Over 800 wheel HP was reported.

On the second pass, after a dyno tuning test to make sure the software and dynamometer itself could handle it, the Veyron pulled 897 WHP and 909 wheel lbs-ft of torque.

It’s also noted on this pass that the Veyron shifts into fifth gear at 195 MPH, which is a little difficult to wrap one’s brain around thinking that fifth gear in 99% of cars is either top gear, or your in-city cruising gear.

On the third pass, they match the 897 WHP at 200 MPH in fifth gear.

Bugatti Veyron

With a bit of quick math by the dynamometer technician, they discover that the Veyron, before the exhaust is fitted, is making 1076 crank HP.

So the answer is yes. A 2008 Bugatti Veyron, bone stock, will make over 1001 crank HP.