Motorsport Magazine lined up the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R for an all out 1000m drag race down an airstrip. While the 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R get a nice AWD jump off the line, the McLaren ends up screaming past both of them with ease.
McLaren released an incredible video about how they pushed the new McLaren P1 to run under 7 minutes at the Nürburgring. With a 903 HP 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo and Electric powertrain it’s only competitor thus far is the new Porsche 918 Spyder, the real question is, did the P1 beat the 918′s time of 6:57.
Enjoy the video below, if it doesn’t make you want drive fast, we don’t know what will!
Congrats to Jim running mid 14′s with his Nissan Altima SE. We’re sending him a brand new GoPro HERO3 along with the suction cup mount. Keep those links up as we’ll be giving another GoPro away on January 30th, 2014 and you can win more than once. If you haven’t entered yet, ENTER NOW.
Drive has a video comparison of the brand new Porsche 991 Turbo S going heads up agains the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, both on the track and an all out drag race up to 196 MPH. The results are pretty much what we expected after seeing the dyno results of the 991 Turbo S last week in which it only made a few more horsepower than the outgoing 997.2 Turbo S.
While the 911 Turbo S got a nice jump ahead from the start due to it’s awesome AWD and launch control, the MP4-12C reeled in the gap quickly, easily passing the Turbo S leaving it quite a few car lengths behind before letting off at 196 MPH. We should also note that the MP4-12C used in this test was a Spider which adds around 90 pounds to the car.
The McLaren MP4-12C has proven itself again to be one of the quickest and fastest production cars in the world behind only cars that cost in the millions. 3,000 pounds, mid-engine, 616HP and a 7 speed DCT is proving very hard to beat.
The title says it all, we came across this video of a McLaren MP4-12C walking by a Lamborghini Aventador in 1/2 Mile Race down an airstrip. While the numbers on paper (horsepower to weight ratios) have always favored the lighter MP4-12C vs the Aventador this is the first time we’ve seen the two in action side by side with a good camera view.
From what looks like a 20 MPH roll all the way up to around 170 MPH at the 1/2 mile mark the McLaren has around a 3 car lead.
We were invited by The Collection in Coral Gables in conjunction of McLaren to an exclusive driving event at Palm Beach International Raceway to experience the amazing capabilities of the McLaren MP4-12C on and off the racetrack. With around 10 McLaren MP4-12Cs on hand we went from experiencing the F1 inspired supercar’s amazing launch control down the dragstrip to warming up on the autocross course to some all out track time on the 11-turn, 2 mile FIA Grade II certified road course. At the end of the day we jumped in the MP4-12C with a professional driver to see what the car can really do in capable hands hitting over 160 MPH down the back straight.
Special thanks to The Collection and McLaren for putting on a great event and demonstrating just how incredible the McLaren MP4-12C is on and off the track. Take a look at some of the videos and pictures from the day below.
Champion motorsports got their hands on a brand new 2014 Porsche 991 911 Turbo S to use a development car and brought it over to the dyno to see what kind of power the new Turbo S is making. On a Mustang Dyno over at HP Logic, the 991 Turbo S made 486 horsepower and 456 ft-lbs of torque through it’s 7 speed PDK transmission at all 4 wheels. The new Turbo S is rated at 560 HP from Porsche and the dyno numbers line up pretty well with the rated output.
This isn’t an overly impressive number for the new Porsche as we’ve seen the previous 997.2 Turbo S put down 475 horsepower on this same dyno. The numbers that matter should be coming soon as we expect Champion to be hitting the drag strip soon with their new Turbo S.
We’re expecting about the same performance numbers as the previous model, high 10′s at close to 130 MPH.
Information on the upcoming 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo has leaked out and while the specs look great, the pricing might have gone a bit out of control. Power from the 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo has been increased to 595 horsepower and 480 ft-lbs of torque due to larger turbochargers, a revised intake manifold along with an updated exhaust system. The only performance spec to be leaked so far is the Nürburgring time of just 7:08.
Of course there is host of aero enhancements to go along with the Nismo package and all of this comes at what looks like a significant price increase over a standard GT-R at close to $150,000.00. More details should arise in the next few days as the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show gets underway.
Lamborghini Houston put up some pictures of their Giallo Maggio (AKA Screaming Yellow) Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary that’s now available for immediate purchase. While the MSRP on the sticker says $572,715, it says call for pricing which probably means they are looking to get quite a bit more for this limited 200 production run Aventador.