The 1,001 PS (736 KW / 987 bhp) Bugatti Veyron never fails to captivate regardless of whether you love or loathe the supercar. With its quad-turbocharged W16 engine and a price tag that is unattainable for 99 percent of the world, the Veyron is a vehicle no self-respecting car enthusiast would deny appreciating.
At the other end of the spectrum we have the Nissan GT-R which is widely considered the greatest underdog of the supercar world despite not being a supercar. Still, its price tag is ten times more attainable than the Bugatti's while still posting performance that is in the same neighborhood - although slightly down the street.
Here we have a video of the two opponents squaring off for a 1/4 mile duel at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida. As the story goes, the owner of the Bugatti was actually at the adjacent road course before being persuaded to take a run on the drag strip. The result is a head nodding 10.1 seconds at 139.4 mph (224 km/h). For comparison, Road & Track magazine managed a 10.2 seconds at 142.9 mph (230 km/h).
The Nissan GT-R still pulled off an incredible time of 10.9 at 125.7 mph (202.3 km/h) despite having a late reaction to the tree lights. For comparison, with a 2012 model Inside Line managed a 11.2 seconds at 124.1 mph (199.7 km/h).