Lamborghini Huracan vs. McLaren 650S Half-Mile Drag Race Needs a Photo Finish

We have to applaud Lamborghini for remaining the only major supercar builder that is 100 percent committed to natural aspiration. But can Raging Bulls survive in a now-turbo realm?
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While the question above obviously needs more than one answer, we're here to provide an example that points to a big, fat "Yes" and it all involves a Huracan and a McLaren 650S.

The pair of supercars engages in a half-mile shenanigan, with the two going at it on an airfield runway, which means the drivers can fully concentrate on squeezing all of the performance out of their machines.

And, as you'll see in the clip at the bottom of the page, which brings us the racing action, putting over 600 horses to work with the help of paddle shifters is not as easy as it seems. For one thing, the soundtrack of the video makes it seem like the Huracan driver is using the manual mode, but allows the 5.2-liter V10 to hit the rev limiter twice.

We'll take the time to remind you that the Woking machine dominates the Sant'Agata Bolognese creation in terms of the power-to-weight ratio: while the 650S comes with 2.4 kg per hp, the Huracan burdens each of its horses with 2.7 kilograms.

Nevertheless, the all-wheel-drive of the Lambo gives it quite an advantage, one that can be used here, since the two chose a standing start.

On paper, the Huracan's explosive take-off should give it the edge up to about 125 mph (200 km/h). Past this point, the Mac takes over and the gap between the two continues to grow as they approach the 186 mph (300 km/h) mark.

As for how all these numbers look in the real world, the clip below is waiting to tell the tale, all with added aural bonus brought by the V10 in the middle of the Huracan. Note that the trap speed values are what matters here.

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