We have some video of a Volcano Yellow McLaren P1 going heads up vs a Baby Blue Lamborghini Aventador in Jakarta, Indonesia. The races starts at 3:51 into the video and as would be expected isn’t close, but fun to watch either way. Even with an 700 horsepower all wheel drive launch the Aventadors can’t keep up with the McLaren’s 903 horsepower, dual clutch transmission and lighter weight. McLaren P1 Engine: 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Plus Electric Motor Transmission: 7 speed dual clutch Horsepower: 903 Weight: 3,200 pounds Lamborghini Aventador Transmission: 7 speed ISG Engine: 6.5L V12 Horsepower: 700 Weight: 3,700 pounds
McLaren San Francisco setup a track day demonstrating the new McLaren 650S to some potential customers and ended up running it up against a MP4-12C down the straights with a GoPro on the back of the 650S. With an extra 25HP a little less weight along with a host of other upgrades, take a look at how much faster the 650S than it’s predecessor from a 40 – 140 MPH roll race. They also put the 650S up against a Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari F12, take a look at the videos below:
We’ve got some GoPro video of a 2005 Ford GT taking on a McLaren MP4-12C. The old school all manual Ford GT is powered by a 5.4L Supercharged V8 and is modified with a pulley swap, tune and exhaust from Heffner Performance putting down 651 HP to the wheels on a DynoJet Dyno. The McLaren MP4-12C is all stock with it’s 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V8 with 616 HP and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. McLaren MP4-12 Performance: 10.2 @ 135 MPH Ford GT Performance: 10.6 @ 132 MPH
Take a look at this video of a McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Aventador having it out with a flame throwing contest. The McLaren equipped with an Akrapovič cat back exhaust takes the win with some monster flames. While the Aventador only managed some smaller flames it certainly sounded a lot better with it’s 6.5L V12 naturally aspirated 700 HP motor.
We have the United States pricing and options list for the all new McLaren 650S which starts at $265,500 before adding any options. This new base MSRP includes the previously optional $14k carbon ceramic brakes which brings the 650S to a $22,000 price increase of the McLaren MP4-12C. Some new options for the 650S that were not available on the MP4-12C are carbon racing seats, rear view camera and extended carbon fiber interior. The new 650S with it’s increase in power should be blazingly fast, take a look at our 10.2 @ 135.5 MPH run in the MP4-12C. How much Read More
We were at the last StreetCarDrags event on January 26th, 2014 at Palm Beach International Raceway with two McLaren MP4-12Cs to do some testing on an aftermarket ECU tune from Evolution Motorsports. The tune consists of a ICM (Intelligent Engine Control Module) that intercepts a few of the MP4-12C’s sensors to increase boost pressure and adjust fuel pressure to increase horsepower from the stock 616 HP to 659 HP. Cost for the Evolution Motorsports ICM is $5,250 which works out to $122 per horsepower. Both the stock McLaren MP4-12C and the one modified with the tune were running the same Read More
We’ve got some heads up runs from the StreetCarDrags.com event at Palm Beach International Raceway of the ADV.1 Lamborghini Aventador vs the DragTimes.com McLaren MP4-12C. The Aventador is powered by a 6.5L V12 pushing 691 horsepower through a 7 speed ISR transmission weighing in at 4,020 pounds on the track scale (without driver). The MP4-12C is powered by a Twin Turbocharged 3.8L V8 making 616 horsepower through a 7 speed SSG (DCT) transmission and weighed in at 3,115 pounds (without driver). It’s an interesting match up with the power to weight ratio in favor of the McLaren (5.05 pounds per HP) vs Read More
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.
McLaren released an incredible video about how they pushed the new McLaren P1 to run under 7 minutes at the Nürburgring. With a 903 HP 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo and Electric powertrain it’s only competitor thus far is the new Porsche 918 Spyder, the real question is, did the P1 beat the 918’s time of 6:57. Enjoy the video below, if it doesn’t make you want drive fast, we don’t know what will!