Drag Race: McLaren MP4-12C vs Porsche 911 Turbo S [Video]
Porsche might have had a bit of trouble with one particular Nissan, but that only streagthen their resolve and allowed engineers to make the more powerful 911 Turbo S. Built for only a short period of thine before the 991 generation came along, this supercar is powered by a B6 engine that is twin-turbocharged to the tune of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds.
Its competitor of the day is the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. It also has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine, but it's a V8 that makes 600 hp. Still, the 0 to 100 km/h time is the same 3.3 seconds, partly because all that power and torque is going to the back wheels.
Both cars are stock. Both cars have good launch control. The only real difference is made by the drivers. The Porsche wins two out of three battles off the line, but the clocks of the Palm Beach International Raceway tell a different story. The McLaren actually wins all the races because of its higher speed. Had the Porsche been tuned a bit, it would have been a completely different story.
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The McLaren wins every race, just not off the line. Look at the clock!
So it should...on paper!