McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 Drag Racing Heads up 1/4 Mile

June 30th, 2012

We recently got this submission of a brand new Mclaren MP4-12C running heads up vs a Ferrari 458 Sacramento Raceway Park.  The McLaren beat the Ferrari pretty badly running an 11.7 @ 130.4 MPH vs the Ferrari 458 running 12.3 @ 121 MPH.   This is the first real world run we’ve seen of the new McLaren at the drag strip and while the 130 MPH+ trap speeds are impressive, the off the line performance seems to be lacking with it’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo putting down 600+ horsepower to only the rear wheels.  Update: Comments coming in advise us this was a husband and wife racing each other.

Comments

  1. Carnage11B says:

    seems to me that it would have been more fun if it had been a race between the 2013 Shelby and the MP4 C12 lol

  2. Joe says:

    See the difference with the 4 wheel drive cars with the super fast trans. Ie Porsche 911 Turbo S or GTRs.Anyone who wants to win at the drag strip with a new car has only a couple choices.Six Speeds and rear wheel drives will never hang any more.

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