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McLaren P1 Drag Races 675LT Spider with Surprising Results

When McLaren returned to building road cars back in 2011, the first efforts of the carmaker resulted in the MP4-12C. And the Ricardo-sourced twin-turbo V8 heart of the codec-named debut model went on to power the entire range of the automaker, up to the McLaren P1. And with Woking having started rolling out new-generation machines like the 720S and the Senna, which are animated by a 4.0-liter TT V8, we must allow the previous-gen models to exit the spotlights.
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This is why we've brought along a drag race that features the two spiciest models of the sort, namely a P1 and a 675 Longtail.

In typical McLaren fashion, the owner of the 675LT wasn't afraid to show up to the race even though it comes in Spider trim. And that's because the British carmaker's open-top models shown an almost imperceptible performance difference compared to their fixed-roof versions.

At first, such a battle might seem odd. After all, we're talking about a fight between a machine that packs 675 hp and one that delivers 916 hp. Then again, on-paper racing rarely covers the topic, so we should allow the real-world battles to take place and enjoy their results.

The two British missiles got together on an airfield in Sweden and raced on two different occasions, with the two switching positions on the runway for the two battles.

And to make things even more interesting, the weather wasn't perfectly clear during the races, but this didn't stop the drivers from going at it.

If the scenery in the piece of footage depicting the race seems familiar, it's probably because we've already brought you other races from the same event.

The velocity gathering we're referring to brought along a plethora of toys, as, for instance, we've talked about a battle between a Porsche Carrera GT and a Ferrari F50.

Oh, and let's not forget about the sprinting fight between the Lamborghini Aventador S and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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