Check out this race from the StreetCarDrags.com event this past Sunday with a Porsche 918 Spyder running against a McLaren 650S Spider at Palm Beach International Raceway. The 918 Spyder with it’s 887HP 4.6L V8 along with electric motors ran a very impressive 9.8 @ 145 MPH with it’s all wheel drive and dual clutch transmission. The McLaren 650S struggled off the line spinning the tires with it’s 641HP 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo and rear wheel drive setup running 10.9 @ 134 MPH although it’s best run of the day was 10.3 @ 137.5 MPH. We believe this is the quickest real Read More
This clip brings us a battle between a top-tier British supercar and a mind-blowing Italian icon. The British entry is a 2012 McLaren 650S with MSO bolt-ons and an EVOMS performance tuner. The Italian contender is a 2015 Ferrari F12 with an IPE exhaust system. The racing is of the roll variety and the course is a half-mile of flat, straight pavement. Both cars look stunning and both of them run a top speed of 162 mph but only one can win. You have to check out this hot heads-up action for yourself; complete with several angles from multiple Go-Pro Read More
While the McLaren 650S is one fast car, it’s big brother the McLaren P1 is in another league as you’ll see in this video from TheBayAreaRacing at a half mile Shift Sector event of the two running heads up. While the 650S appears to get a slight jump the P1 leaves it behind quickly on it’s way to finish up the half mile at a terminal speed of 179 MPH compared to the 650S speed of 160 MPH.
With the all new Ferrari 488 GTB just starting to hit the streets, it’s awesome to see it in action in one of it’s first races, going from a roll against a McLaren MP4-12c. With the power advantage going to the Ferrari with it’s 661HP 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo vs the aging McLaren’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo and 616HP, the races were very close. The McLaren is able to fight off it’s power disadvantage with it’s lighter weight compared to the Ferrari. Either way while the new Ferrari is VERY fast indeed running right with the MP4-12C, it looks like Read More
This clip comes to you from the iconic Santa Pod Raceway in Wellington, England. It features three of the most extraordinary supercars on the planet. From Italy we have the Ferrari La Ferrari. It boasts a fighter jet inspired profile and 950hp. The La Ferrari’s 789hp 6.3-liter V12 internal combustion engine gets a 161hp boost from an electric motor and it costs around $1.4-million. From Germany we have the Porsche 918 Spyder with 887hp and a 211 mph top-speed. It costs $1-million. Finally, from merry old England, the McLaren P1; it gets its 903hp from a 3.8-liter “petrol” engine and Read More
Check out this video of a McLaren 650S going up against a Ferrari 458 Italia from a dead stop using launch control as well as a 1st gear roll race. The McLaren’s 641HP 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo just hammers the Ferrari and it’s 570HP 4.5L naturally aspirated V8. We imagine that this is why Ferrari finally gave in and decided to go with a set of turbos for the Ferrari 488 GTB. Can the new Ferrari 488 GTB with it’s 661HP 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo compete with the McLaren 650S? We hope to find out soon!
Check out these 3 races of a modified McLaren MP4-12C Coupe running against a stock McLaren 650S Spider. The MP4-12C has an AMS tune which bumps the power from 616HP to 716HP and a set of downpipes from TR3 Performance which should add some more power. The 650S is stock with no modifications and comes with 641HP from the factory. The races were closer than we thought considering the added weight of the 650S Spider over that of the MP4-12C Coupe (88 pounds) along with the extra horsepower from the modifications. In the first race the 650S gets a slight jump Read More
Check out the sights and sounds of the new lightweight McLaren 675LT running from 0 to 194 MPH done by Option Auto. 0-300 km/h came in at just 22.5 seconds, just a few clicks off the Porsche 918 Spyder’s time of 21 seconds. The McLaren 675LT drops 200 pounds from the 650S and increases power to 666HP from its’ Twin Turbo 3.8L V8 engine.
Check out this race between a 2005 Ford GT and a 2015 McLaren 650S. It’s exotic American Muscle at it’s best with the Ford GT modified by Heffner Performance pushing out 700+ horsepower from it’s supercharged 5.4L V8. Modifications to the Ford GT include a pulley, tune and exhaust that put down 651HP on a DynoJet Dyno. The 2015 McLaren 650S comes from the UK in stock form with a twin turbo 3.8L V8 putting out 641HP. With 10 years between the model years there is a lot of new technology in the McLaren that the Ford has to compete with, most notably the Read More
Take a look at this video of a 12-year old boy behind the wheel of the McLaren 650S super car on a closed airstrip for a 1/2 mile racing event. Given the opportunity, I am not sure that a lot of 12-year old kids could (or would) post a speed of 163.5 mph! That is exactly what this young man did in McMinville, Oregon. Some might say this youngster is brave, extremely lucky or not old enough to know the difference. He is lucky to not only have a dad that owns a McLaren 650S, but a dad that will allow him Read More