Tesla Roadster Versus The Bugatti Chiron: Which is Faster?

When Tesla unveiled the Roadster in November of 2017, auto enthusiasts immediately began asking the question:  is this faster than the Bugatti Chiron? Let’s take a look at both of these incredible automobiles to separate the facts from the internet myths.

Tesla Roadster



The Tesla Roadster is a ground breaking and innovative sports automobile in multiple ways.  For starters, the Tesla Roadster is an all electric super car.  The Roadster is able to maximize the potential of its superb aerodynamic engineering to set new records for performance and efficiency. While it is built for speed, the vehicle can still comfortably accommodate four people.  The light weight glass roof can be removed and stored in the trunk to allow the owner the experience of convertible driving when desired.

Bugatti Chiron


Roadster vs Chiron: Which is Faster
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The Chiron is produced by Bugatti and is the fastest, most powerful, and most exclusive production super sports car in the brand’s history. When the Bugatti Chiron was unveiled in March of 2016, it was introduced as the fastest road car in the world.  The sophisticated design combined with performance oriented technological innovations make the Bugatti Chiron an automobile that pushes the limits of speed and style.  This limited edition super car is so luxurious that the tweeters have diamonds in them. The diamonds are not just for show, they actually produce superior sound. This is not an every day car.

Comparing the Tesla Roadster with the Bugatti Chiron

So, which of these two sports cars is faster, the Tesla Roadster or the Bugatti Chiron?  We will break it down so you can see how the two autos compare.

Going from 0 to 60 miles per hour, the Tesla Roadster clocks in at 1.9 seconds.  This is a new record.  The Bugatti Chiron is not far behind, clocking in at 2.4 seconds.  This round goes to Tesla.

Accelerating from 0 to 100 miles per hour, the Tesla Roadster finishes ahead again.  The Roadster can hit the 100 MPH speed in 4.2 seconds, yet another record setting achievement, while the Bugatti Chiron is less than a second behind at 5 seconds.

Next up we will compare how long it takes each vehicle to travel one quarter of a mile.  The Tesla Roadster takes 8.8 seconds to travel 1/4 of a mile. Amazingly, this is yet another record setting speed.  The Bugatti Chiron is one second slower and clocks in at 9.8 seconds to travel 1/4 a mile.  The Tesla Roadster wins this comparison, too.

The top speed is where the Bugatti Chiron has an advantage.  The Chiron can travel at speeds in excess of 261 miles per hour.  The Tesla Roadster claims that the top speed is around 250 miles per hour.  In a race, the Chiron, with the capacity to travel at higher speeds, would be the winner.


Both the Tesla Roadster and the Bugatti Chiron offer above average performance speeds with a jaw dropping aerodynamic appearance.  This video clip, compiled by ExpoVista TV, compares the vehicles side by side and illustrates the beauty and power that both the Tesla Roadster and the Bugatti Chiron exhibit.




It is hard for many to imagine that a production car can so highly match and, in some aspects, outperform a limited production luxury sports car.  The Tesla Roadster may be the one to make it possible for auto enthusiasts to enjoy a luxury quality vehicle without being a billionaire.  To see how the Tesla Roadster compares to other vehicles on the market, please see this article. To learn more about the exclusive Bugatti Chiron, read this informative article.  Then you can decide which is best for you!

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Tesla Roadster Versus The Bugatti Chiron: Which is Faster?