I just wanted to take this experiment a little further then.
Well if we apply some simple maths here (and I mean REALLY simple).
So we multiply the power of the 1,6 liter engines with the displacement difference compared to a Veryon engine they could, potentially get 7500hp! That is some 500-1000hp short of what a top fuel dragster delivers.
Though the engine from a dragster, is not only supercharged, but it also runs on nitro and stuff like that, to get those 8000+hp, so I don’t think that upping the revs and raise the boost on the turbo’s will get you to that sort of power.
But it does ask the question, how do F1 engineers get nearly 1000hp pr liter from the engines (The same as they get from those top fuels), and in the 80′s make them go a whole F1 distance of 300 odd kilometers when the engine on a dragster needs a full engine rebuild after just 412 meters?!
I am no engine expert or anything like that, but my guess is that engine power is a bit like top speed.
You only need some 30 hp to get to 100 km/h in a sort of small car. To get to 200, you need what 100? 150?
To get to 300 you will need 400-500hp.
To get to 400km/h a Veyron needs a thousand!
My point is, is it the first 1000hp pr liter that is the “easy” bit, but when you need to extract 1000hp pr liter, over 8 liters of capacity, over just 8 cylinders is a lot harder?
I mean in a top fuel each cylinder gives them 1000hp.
In one of those four pot F1 engines each cylinder “only” had to cope with around 400 hp.
Is that what makes the real difference?
In that case then, a Veyron engine, with all 16 cylinders running 400hp would be able to develop 6400hp, which is still a lot!
Though the cooling to provide that, would be pretty hard. Especially when the engine is in a W configuration.
Sadly real life physics are quite a lot more advanced then this and we need to take into account just short of a billion things, before we would get any sort of realistic power figure.