Sledgehammer vs. 16-4 Veyron

Discussion in '2002 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Preproduction' started by leistungfahrer, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I will have to pick the Sledgehammer because the engine was just so well designed. It can go slightly faster than the Bugatti with half as much turbos(2) and half as much cylinders(8) and half the price tag($400,000) even though only one was made. With more fine tuning, the engineers could have hit the 1000 mark on the dyno as well. The philosophy behind this car is basically quantity: 7 gears, 4 turbos, and 16 cylinders. It's obvious. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    Why does using half as much turbos make it better. Manufacturers only use more turbos to get less lag as they can be smaller.
    Cylinders, once again, so what. This pushes out 1000Hp standard, while the Vette would push out 300-350Hp std. How about comparing boost. I bet you'll find the vette runs about 30-35PSI boost, while this will run at a leisurely 18PSI. I bet that vette goes bang far quicker than this ever will. And you will not want to make the vette go bang as there is only one in the world. Basically, the vette is a souped up cheep sports car, while this is a fast luxury grand tourer.
     
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    <b>Why does using half as much turbos make it better. Manufacturers only use more turbos to get less lag as they can be smaller.
    Cylinders, once again, so what. This pushes out 1000Hp standard, while the Vette would push out 300-350Hp std. How about comparing boost. I bet you'll find the vette runs about 30-35PSI boost, while this will run at a leisurely 18PSI. I bet that vette goes bang far quicker than this ever will. And you will not want to make the vette go bang as there is only one in the world. Basically, the vette is a souped up cheep sports car, while this is a fast luxury grand tourer.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    good job 200SXonsteroids, you saved me a lot of typing! lol
     
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    I totaly agree with you and I couldn't have put it better. One other point though the other guy said the Sledgehammer went slightly faster. How does he know? This hasn't been tested yet but is said to go over the 250Mph mark probably around 252-255Mph. It's a good comparison for top speeds but this would kill the Sledgehammer in ANYTHING else. This looks nicer too, theres no way I'd choose a modded Vette over a prestigeouse supercar like this.
     
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    this car would probably have similar performance if it only had 12 cylinders... they only gave it 16 to show off big numbers
     
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    You dont know much...
     
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    there is only one sledgehammer, so it really dosnt matter how fast it is, it wouldnt matter how fast this is either, but this one will become a production car, cant say the same about the sledgehammer.
     
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    Gm made a V16 engine which had over 1000hp. They chucked it in a Cadillac and it was at the Detroit motor show. Now Gm are thinking of putting that car in production. This may have a competitor.
     
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    Old news.

    They arent putting the "Cadillac Sixteen" into production. Bit of a shame really...
     
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    besides the irony of owning a V16 car, there is not to much practical use in the cadillac sixteen.
     
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    Haha, you wanna drive to the local supermarket? Well you cant with a Cadillac Sixteen, on account of, when you get there, you wont have any fuel to get back home!

    Ok, im exadurating..
     
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    actually it gets 20mpg because on street driving it shuts off half of its motor to a v8 and when you are racing it will use the full motor.
     
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    yeah its called displacement on demand, the had the idea like 10 years ago but they couldnt perfect it...now they brought it back and if im remembering right it can go from 16 to 8 to 6...i know they made a prototype engine for a truck that could run on 4 cylinders on the highway...and the sledgehammer vs. the veyron isnt even a fair comparison...its like super tuner vs. stock
     
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    You're right about the displacment thing but I thought it was 16 - 8 - 4, I maybe wrong though.
     
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    Actually, it was more like 20 years ago. Cadillac had displacement-on-demand V8's in the mid-1980's. If I remember correctly, the first one was in 1984.

    Oh, and the Sixteen concept goes from 16 to 8 to 4.
     
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    If the sledgehammer counts as a production car, then so does the "Spirit of America" jet car.

    I hope you all see my point.
     
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    And that 10,000Bhp Viper dragster thing.
     
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    Hennessey Viper Venom? I dont think it was 10,000<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
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    right. sledgehammer corvette is 10+ years old pure sport car. veyron has got hell lots of hi-tech stuff and the acceleration is comparealble to vette.

    vette rulez
     
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    No it's a proper drag car, it had a viper chassis but the rest of it is completely different including the engine, it had 9900 and somthing Bhp.
     
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    I see. I gather it wasnt a road legal car<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
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    well the bugatti would be worse, much worse!
     
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    No, the Bugatti would be better, at least you'd get as far as fitting into a parking space, the sixteen is a massive car the Veyron is a similar size to a 3 series BMW the only diference fro shopping is the Veyron has less room but at least you can park it.
     
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    I believe the Veyron beats the Sledgehammer in very performance category
     
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    We'll see, the top speed will be close but eevn if it's not as quick the Bugatti will still be the better car with everyhing else it can do better.
     

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