Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs. McLaren 675LT Spider Drift "Battle" Is Hard Work

It's no secret that McLaren has studied Porsche's business model when returning to the road car side of the automotive business back in 2011, so you'll easily find plenty of similarities between the ways of the two velocity providers. Some of these are more random than others and we're here to discuss one that doesn't have anything to do with the big scale parallel mentioned above.
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We're referring to the 911 GT3 RS and the 675 Longtail Spider being thrown at each other in a sideways context. One of the few things these two track-savvy supercars have in common is the fact that they were built for the opposite of drifting, namely setting impressive lap times.

Nevertheless, Drive Tribe's Jethro Bovingdon insisted on putting the two to slip angle work at the track in a series that's aptly called the 12 Days of Driftmas, which has just hit YouTube.

To put things shortly, the editor spent one day with each of the twelve machines involved in the action, including the two mentioned above, with the action having taken place on the Anglesey Circuit.

The sideways challenge didn't see any of the cars engaging in a head-to-head challenge, hence the quotes in the title above. Even so, we get enough drifting impressions to get an idea on how these two would fair against each other in a proper drift battle.

Another aspect the 675 LT Spider and the Rennsport Neunelfer have in common is that none of them packs the ideal setup for such shenanigan. You don't need to be an engineer to figure out that, with the Porscha's engine serving as a tail, it can be extremely difficult to bring the track-savvy machine back in line one you convince it to start dancing.

As for the Woking animal, not everybody can drift it like Bruno Senna did in the official presentation clip of the beast. As all its range mates, the 675 comes with an open diff, relying on electronics alone to split the power between the rear wheels, so is this enough for our driver to slide the hell out of it?

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