Hypercar Shootout from the U.K.

October 30th, 2015

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

McLaren 650S vs Ferrari 458 Italia Street Race

October 3rd, 2015

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!

716HP McLaren MP4-12C vs 641HP McLaren 650S Spider

September 19th, 2015

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

McLaren 675LT 0-194 MPH Video

September 9th, 2015

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.  

700HP Ford GT races 641HP McLaren 650S

September 2nd, 2015

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

12 Year Old Boy drives McLaren 650S to 163 MPH

August 31st, 2015

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

Airstrip Assault Supercar Showdown

August 11th, 2015

This skilled videographer has managed to capture some very competitive head-to-head roll racing on a closed airstrip. There are representations from many of the big exotic manufacturers – Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren. The domestic bad boys showed up, too. There are Dodge Vipers and Challengers, Chevrolet Camaros and Corvettes, Cadillac CTS-Vs, and a scarce few Ford Mustangs. The imports include some Nissan GT-Rs and Toyota Supras (it’s alright to assume they are turbocharged). There is even an old ice cream truck and a 700+hp Volkswagen Golf. These lucky competitors line up at one end of the airstrip and start Read More

Tesla P85D Insane Mode vs McLaren 650S Spider

July 25th, 2015

Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider.  While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well.  Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 Read More

McLaren says the 675LT will run a 10.4 @ 142 MPH 1/4 Mile

July 20th, 2015

McLaren just released the official specifications for their McLaren 675LT, a track focused car that drops 200 pounds of weight and adds power to it’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo engine.  With updated internals and revised turbochargers on the 3.8L V8,  the 675LT makes 666HP @ 7,100 RPM.  Also updated was the 7 speed SSG transmission using F1 derived ignition cut technology allowing for even faster gear changes and less drop in power. Performance specs are listed at 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds, 0-100 MPH in 5.5 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 10.4 @ 142 MPH.  Since we’ve gone 10.2 Read More

2015 McLaren 650S Spider Launch Control Demonstration

July 16th, 2015

We have some initial test results from a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider using it’s launch control system along with a VBOX and GoPro to record the action.  Equipped with the factory provided Pirelli Corsa tires the McLaren 650S did amazingly well on the street with a 0-60 MPH time of just 2.8 seconds while continuing on to 100 MPH in 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 10.55 @ 135.7 MPH.  This is with some slight tire spin at the top of 1st gear and the start of 2nd gear. These results are very impressive considering the hot and humid Read More