Drag Race – McLaren 540C vs Honda NSX vs Nissan GT-R

May 27th, 2017

If you trust the statistics, all the data points to the McLaren getting spanked handily in this short drag race. Both the Japanese supercars have more power and more torque than the British variant. Adding insult to injury – the McLaren is the only car in this elite field that is not all-wheel drive so, it also has less traction.

Fortunately for us, the producers of this video decided to go ahead and run the race anyway. Sometimes things don’t work out as expected.

The carbon-fiber tubbed McLaren is the lightest of the three cars and is equipped with a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing 533hp and 393 lb.-ft. of torque. It weighs in at 2,900-pounds and is riding on Pirelli P-Zero tires.

The ravishing hybrid Honda NSX is cruising on Pirelli Trofeo-R rubber. It is propelled by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and a trio of electric motors which produce 573hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. It weighs in at approximately 3,800-pounds (ouch!).

As the heaviest competitor, the Nissan GT-R weighs in at 3,860-pounds and is riding on Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tires. It has a twin turbo 3.8-liter V6 under the hood (it is the only entry with a front engine configuration) that is capable of churning out 573hp and 469 lb.-ft. of torque.

The only thing left is to line them up and race. All three cars have launch control so the start is crisp and decisive. The Nissan reaches 60 mph first (3.1-seconds) but the McLaren hits its stride and finds the 100 mph mark ahead of the pack. Looks like a close one but which car will win? Check it out and see!

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