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

McLaren 650S VS Lamborghini Aventador

July 10th, 2015

This video, which was recorded on a closed airstrip, depicts a McLaren 650S going head to head with a Lamborghini Aventador. This is roll racing between two of the premier supercars of the day. While the Lamborghini looks pretty menacing in all black, we know that the 650S is also a predator of astronomical proportions. McLaren calls the 650S an entry level car, and it costs only a shade over a quarter-million-dollars. It is equipped with a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 641hp, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Zero to sixty can be achieved in less Read More

2015 McLaren 650S Spider Volcano Yellow Picture Gallery

July 7th, 2015

We have a brand new 2015 McLaren 650S Spider in Volcano Yellow in for testing and started off with a photo shoot along with some drone footage from above. We’ll be doing some performance testing soon along with some great heads up racing vs various other cars to see just how well the McLaren 650S when compared to our previous McLaren MP4-12C Coupe.   The 650S is powered by an updated version of the MP4-12C motor, a 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo with 641HP.

Drag Race: Ferrari LaFerrari vs. McLaren 650S Spider

May 19th, 2015

So, how fast is the McLaren 650S Spider? This video, from the VMax 200 Hypermax event near London, England, tells the tale. In almost any scenario, the 650S is at the top of the heap – from a performance perspective, but in this field that includes billions of dollars worth of supercars it may well be outmatched. Take the driver’s point of view (U.S. market version), as the McLaren pulls to the line; now glance over and check out the left-hand drive Ferrari LaFerrari in the far lane. This thing is a hybrid-powered monster. Sure the McLaren packs quite a Read More

825HP McLaren MP4-12C by EVOMS runs 9’s

May 14th, 2015

A McLaren MP4-12C with upgrades from EVOMS is the first McLaren to run 9’s in the 1/4 mile with a 9.9 @ 140.9 MPH at Firebird International Raceway in Arizona.   The modifications include a set of upgraded turbochargers, full exhaust, exhaust heat wraps, ECU tuning along with a set of drag radials. ECU tuning also allowed for the MP4-12Cs launch control RPM to be raised from 3,100 RPM to 3,500 RPM to take advantage of the sticky tires and extra power off the line with 60′ times in the low 1.6x range. On the dyno the car picked up over 200 horsepower Read More

Koenigsegg Agera Takes on All-Comers at VMAX200

May 11th, 2015

Take a gander at this Swedish supercar as it tows the line against a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and finally against a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The VMAX200 Hypermax, held on a private runway near London, England, is a top speed driving event geared towards the world’s most exotic automobiles. Over a billion dollars worth of rolling-stock regularly participates in this contest that tries the limitations of sports cars such as the McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg CCX, as well as various Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini models. The Koenigsegg Agera N, shown in this video, has been modified from stock. It features Read More

McLaren 650S Spanks Ferrari 458

May 4th, 2015

Watch as this blue McLaren 650S embarrasses a yellow Ferrari 458 during the Gran Turismo event in Slovakia. If you pay attention, you will notice the driver of the Ferrari trying to distract onlookers with his own version of the “gun show”. That doesn’t keep him from getting “rocked with a body-shot” as the 650S pulls farther and farther out in front. The recently introduced 650S is a more economical version of the iconic McLaren 12C. A 641-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, mated with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, is at the heart of this predatory beast. It can Read More

McLaren P1 and Ferrari 458 at Palm Beach International Raceway for Capristo Day

April 22nd, 2015

We were invited by Capristo Exhaust to attend an open track day at Palm Beach International Raceway where a great line up exotics attended and were lapping the road course all day long.   While it was great to see a great mix of South Florida exotics attending, including multiple Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens, there was one car that stood out from the rest. The surprise attendee was one of the 3 current HyperCars, a silver McLaren P1 with its 903HP hybrid drivetrain, 7 speed DCT and active aero systems . After putting the P1 into full race mode, the rear wing Read More

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