Motorsport Magazine lined up the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R for an all out 1000m drag race down an airstrip. While the 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R get a nice AWD jump off the line, the McLaren ends up screaming past both of them with ease.
Drive has a video comparison of the brand new Porsche 991 Turbo S going heads up agains the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, both on the track and an all out drag race up to 196 MPH. The results are pretty much what we expected after seeing the dyno results of the 991 Turbo S last week in which it only made a few more horsepower than the outgoing 997.2 Turbo S.
While the 911 Turbo S got a nice jump ahead from the start due to it’s awesome AWD and launch control, the MP4-12C reeled in the gap quickly, easily passing the Turbo S leaving it quite a few car lengths behind before letting off at 196 MPH. We should also note that the MP4-12C used in this test was a Spider which adds around 90 pounds to the car.
The McLaren MP4-12C has proven itself again to be one of the quickest and fastest production cars in the world behind only cars that cost in the millions. 3,000 pounds, mid-engine, 616HP and a 7 speed DCT is proving very hard to beat.
The title says it all, we came across this video of a McLaren MP4-12C walking by a Lamborghini Aventador in 1/2 Mile Race down an airstrip. While the numbers on paper (horsepower to weight ratios) have always favored the lighter MP4-12C vs the Aventador this is the first time we’ve seen the two in action side by side with a good camera view.
From what looks like a 20 MPH roll all the way up to around 170 MPH at the 1/2 mile mark the McLaren has around a 3 car lead.
Check out this electric Miata known as Assault & Battery running low 9′s at 144 MPH. This crazy super silent drag car is powered by a 333 volt LiPo pack and two 2000 amp Zilla controllers feeding dual NetGain 9-inch motors. Seems like there is a lot more to come as current was limited to less than 1,100 amps for this run. As per NEDRA this run set a record in the XS Extreme Street class.
We’ve seen dozens of new 2014 Corvette Stingray’s hitting the 1/4 mile since they started hitting the streets a few weeks ago with the first few going low 12′s. It was just a matter of time until someone brought one to ATCO Raceway which is well known for it’s great weather, excellent track prep and very quick 1/4 mile times.
McLaren has put out some official performance numbers for their new McLaren P1 Hyper Car. With a 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo gas engine augmented with electric power for a total of 903 HP, this lightweight car (3,100 pounds) is sure to amaze in any category, including the 1/4 mile. Power to weight for the P1 is just 3.43 pounds! The performance stats directly from McLaren are:
Standing 1/4 mile: 9.8secs at 152mph
That’s quicker and faster than the last regular Veyron (1,001 HP) we saw at the track running 10.1 @ 139 MPH. We should also note that McLaren states 10.8 @ 130 MPH for the MP4-12C and we were able to run much quicker with a 10.3 and 10.5 @ 135 MPH in our tests (McLaren MP4-12C Tests).
RoadTestTV got some video of what might be the first real world Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray running at the drag strip over at Palm Beach International Raceway. This C7 was equipped with the 7 speed manual transmission and ended up running a 12.47 @ 116.2 MPH with a 2.12 60′ time.
The car is certainly capable of a better launch and it’s pretty clear the new base C7 will be running well into the 11′s, probably with the 6 speed automatic transmission.
The new Corvette is powered by a 6.2L V8 with 460HP and 465 ft lbs of torque and starts at $51,000.
Congrats to Bill running high 10′s in his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a Procharger D1 making 700 horsepower. We’re sending him a brand new GoPro HERO3 along with the suction cup mount. Keep those links up as we’ll be giving another GoPro away on November 30th, 2013 and you can win more than once. If you haven’t entered yet, ENTER NOW.
Here we have one of of the ultimate super car match ups, a Lamborghini Aventador vs the Ferrari F12 racing from a roll down an airstrip in Germany put on by GTBoard. While both are powered by 700+ HP V12 engines, the configuration for each is quite different.
The Aventador priced at around $450k has a 6.5L 700 HP V12 in the rear with all wheel drive and a single clutch ISR transmission while the $691k Ferrari F12 has a 6.3L 730HP V12 mounted up front with rear wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission.
As you can see the video it’s a pretty close race from a roll, with Ferrari F12 having a slight edge simply due to it’s dual clutch transmission which allows it to shift faster than the Aventador and gain a tiny bit each time the Aventador has to switch gears. Of course from a roll it would be a different story as the Aventador’s all wheel drive system would catapult it ahead putting the Ferrari so far behind it would most likely never be able to catch up.