850HP Nissan GT-R vs. 2021 McLaren 765LT – Street Hits

February 5th, 2021

When one takes the opportunity to ponder the baddest bucket of bolts on the interstate, both the cars featured in this video must come to mind. Even the meekest of the vehicles manufactured by McLaren are virtually unrivaled when considering power-to-weight ratio – and the 765LT is the King of the Hill in the McLaren Super Series (right now). On the other hand – or in the other lane as it were – the Nissan GT-R has held its position as the hottest thing to come out of Japan for decades. With a nickname like “Godzilla” you have to stay ahead of the pack. This video documents what happens when they meet up on the highway (in Mexico, I am certain).

Introduced in 2020, the McLaren 765LT is a mid-engine rear-wheel drive vehicle powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter engine that can churn out 755hp and 590 lb.-ft. of torque. As a side note: McLaren is notoriously conservative in rating horsepower for their vehicles. The 765LT can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5-seconds and turn the quarter-mile in 9.9-seconds. The McLaren 765LT weighs in at 2,866-pounds.

Godzilla is an all-wheel drive front engine coupe powered by a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8. It is capable of producing 565hp and 467 lb.-ft. of torque (in factory trim). The Nissan GT-R is a skosh heavier than the McLaren; tipping the scale at 3,968-pounds. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9-seconds and blow through the quarter-mile in a mere 11.1-seconds. Of course, this particular GT-R has been modified for improved performance. Enhancements include a turbo upgrade, engine work, tuning, performance exhaust and other assorted bolt-ons.

Check out what happens when these two monsters hook up on the interstate. If you are a Godzilla fan, try and keep a stiff upper lip.

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