Originally Posted by swhat
at 250+ mph, if you crash, the results would be the same...
Perhaps. Modern composites in racing these days do have a high survivability rate at speed, so I guess it really depends on what you hit on your way to slowing down.
So both get to extreme speeds. But only one was carefully engineered to work safely at that speed, with practically an unlimited budget. It has active aero and suspension, tires are a special recipe rated for that speed, as well as the wheels - and Bugatti makes you refresh both periodically. The core of the car - the carbon tub - is bespoke and didn't start life as some Lotus.