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Why Wouldn't You Watch This Showdown Between the McLaren Senna and 720S?

Why Wouldn’t You Watch This Showdown Between the McLaren Senna and 720S?

Two cars from the same automaker, using the same engine and transmission, but with different sets of pros and cons; who will win?

There are thousands of drag races online, but this one from DragTimes has caught our attention this time. It’s an epic race between the McLaren 720S and the McLaren Senna on a drag strip. The Senna is the third addition in the automaker’s Ultimate Series, joining the F1 and the P1. Seeing the specs, you might declare the Senna to be the winner in this drag race competition. But, it went up against the 720S, a car that offers F1-like performance. Which one do you think will emerge as the winner?

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The BMW M5 Competition Can Take On the Ferrari 488 Pista With $8000 In Mods

The BMW M5 Competition Can Take On the Ferrari 488 Pista With $8000 In Mods

This is a drag race you want to watch

The BMW M5 Competition F90 is one of the most incredible cars in the market. While it’s technically a luxury sedan — and a heavy one at that — the M5 Competition F90 boasts enough power to drive like a supercar.

Put the high-powered M5 into the hands of a tuner like Evolve Tuning, and the sedan’s performance potential goes to levels unseen, or at least in the vicinity of one of the most potent Ferraris around: the 488 Pista. YouTube channel Carwow brought these two powerhouses together for an explosive drag race and, well, fireworks ensue.

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Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

The BMW M3 E46 and the BMW M3 E36 take on the new BMW M2 Competition

The BMW M3 E46 is considered one of the greatest driving machines of all time, and its predecessor, the BMW M3 E36, wasn’t that far behind. The two M3s from yesteryear are largely responsible for turning BMW’s M division into a household name. That legacy lives to this day now that the all-new M3 G80 has arrived.

But this isn’t about the M3 G80 or its roots to both the E36 and E46. This is about the two M3 legends taking on a different M car: the equally all-new BMW M2 Competition.

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Chasing Whales: BMW X7 M50i Drag Races Mercedes-AMG G 63

Chasing Whales: BMW X7 M50i Drag Races Mercedes-AMG G 63

Is the less powerful BMW X7 M50i quicker than the Mercedes-AMG G 63?

A few years ago drag racing used to be a thing for muscle cars and supercars, as was development at the Nurburgring. Nowadays, most vehicles, including performance SUVs, are being tested on race tracks before production starts, and we can also see them running quarter-mile races.

Are drag races relevant for a massive, full-size SUV? Not really. But people still do it, simply because it’s fun. If you ever wondered how the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and the BMW X7 M50i compare in straight-line racing, the folks over at Track Day just ran a test.

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The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R Try to Tame a Ducati Panigale V4R in a Drag Race for the Ages

The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R Try to Tame a Ducati Panigale V4R in a Drag Race for the Ages

This is a race you wouldn’t dare miss

A heavily tuned BMW M5 Competition and Nissan GT-R would make for a tremendous race. Both models are already revered for their performance capabilities, but when you throw in the element of the aftermarket world into the mix, well, let’s just say that fireworks are expected.

We get to see these two heavy hitters in that environment courtesy of Carwow, but this particular race isn’t just between the M5 Competition and the GT-R. A third participant is involved, and it’s one of the most feared two-wheeled killers in the market: the Ducati Panigale V4R. This is a three-vehicle competition, and the stakes just went to the next level. Does the Panigale V4R have a chance against a heavily tuned M5 Competition and a souped-up Godzilla or is it going to fall flat on its face?

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Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Old school takes on the new school!

On paper, an SUV should have no business competing against a supercar in a drag race. But the cars in question, a Ferrari 812 Superfast and a Tesla Model X P100D, aren’t exactly too far apart in the performance category. One produces 588 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, while the other has 790 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque on tap. Line them side-by-side on a drag strip and the question of who wins isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. In the end, such a race took place at the Drag Times home track of Palm Beach International Raceway. As for which car won? Watch the video and find out.

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There's No Way The Toyota Supra Can Beat The Lexus LC500 In a Drag Race, Right?

There’s No Way The Toyota Supra Can Beat The Lexus LC500 In a Drag Race, Right?

More power doesn’t always translate to faster on the road, or does it?

On paper, the Lexus LC500 and the Toyota Supra are two entirely different performance cars. One is a stylish and luxurious two-door grand tourer while the other is an outright performance-bred sports car that also serves as Toyota’s flagship performance car.

We’ve seen some odd pairings engage in drag races in the past — most recently, there was one between a Hennessy-tuned Chevrolet Corvette C8 and a Rolls-Royce Wraith — and this one follows along that path. Does the turbocharged Toyota have what it takes to beat the naturally aspirated V-8-powered Lexus? YouTube channel Throttle House tried to find out, and the results, well, will surprise you.

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It's Never Boring When You Put a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari F8 On the Quarter-Mile

It’s Never Boring When You Put a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari F8 On the Quarter-Mile

These cars are so evenly-matched on paper that we have no idea what to expect from a drag race

The McLaren 720S has claimed a lot of victims on drag strips all over the world through a combo of lightness, punchy performance, and bonkers off-the-line acceleration. So, how will it fare against Ferrari’s F8 Tributo, a car that has all the chances of becoming its nemesis? This video from Drag Times offers the answer.

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This Blinged-out Tesla Model X Runs a Quarter-Mile Faster Than a Porsche Carrera GT

This Blinged-out Tesla Model X Runs a Quarter-Mile Faster Than a Porsche Carrera GT

This Model X goes through a drastic weight reduction and takes less than 11 seconds to complete the quarter-mile race!

Tesla cars have embarrassed some of the most loved supercars on drag strips for a long time now. With every new performance update, things just keep getting better. It’s funny how effortlessly these EVs receive a power bump, when internal combustion engine cars, on the other hand, have to spend a lot of time in the garage and get new parts and other upgrades.

Despite Tesla offering continuous updates, people are not content. Well, that’s the case with every enthusiast. We just can’t have enough. So, this new Tesla Model X went through some old-school faster-off-the-line techniques to breach the 11-second quarter-mile record to become the quickest production SUV in the world right now. How about that!

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A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The Porsche 911 gets better by the generation and here’s the hard proof

With every new 911 generation, Porsche doesn’t forget to mention that it is the best 911 to date and equally important, the best 911 it can be at the moment of launch. This, however, doesn’t make past-gen 911s weak, for the simple reason that Porsche wholeheartedly invest all its know-how into its core sportscar, regardless of the age they came to be.

So when Throttle House dropped a video that compares the current 2020 911 to the 2010 911, our interest piqued.

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Kick Off Your Weekend By Watching an Audi R8 Take on an Audi TT RS-R

Kick Off Your Weekend By Watching an Audi R8 Take on an Audi TT RS-R

This sibling rivalry suddenly becomes more competitive

On paper, the stock Audi TT RS is no match to the Audi R8 V-10 Plus. One car is powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI engine that produces 394 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the other car packs a 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine that produces 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.

You can’t dispute those figures, especially when you race both Audis against each other. So why did Carwow bother to race a TT RS against an R8 V10 Plus? The answer is the TT RS-R, the heavily modified version of the sports coupe.

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Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Video takes a look at how the SLR fares against the likes of Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin DBS

Born from the know-how of two renowned houses - those of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, the SLR came to existence with a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 good for 617 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. The year was 2005.

Fast forward to 2020, and Carwow sets out to discover whether the SLR still has it. In doing so, Mat Watson pits the SLR against the Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin’s DBS. Sounds like we’re in for a treat.

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You Can Own A Lamborghini-powered Formula 1 Car

You Can Own A Lamborghini-powered Formula 1 Car

Does it really matter that the Larrousse team was never succesful?

The year is 1992 and the struggling Larrousse squad is at the bottom of the pecking order. With 16 teams vying to make the grid, Larrousse drivers Bertrand Gachot and Ukyo Katayama often realize there’s no way their Robin Herd-designed car will make the cut and the days of Aguri Suzuki finishing on the podium for the team at Suzuka seem like a distant memory.

The only constant is the screaming 3.5-liter, naturally aspirated Lamborghini V-12 engine that revved to almost 20,000 rpm. You want a Lamborghini-engined car that can rev that high, don’t you?

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race

The equation does change in a rolling race, though

Curious what the C8 Corvette can do in a drag race against the Dodge Demon? Throttle House just quenched your thirst of knowledge with a neat, to-the-point video.

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An Electric Dragster Has Finally Broken the 200-MPH Barrier

An Electric Dragster Has Finally Broken the 200-MPH Barrier

Steve Huff is the new speed king of electric dragsters

Electric cars are the future or, at the very least, part of the future, whether we like it or not, so all of us at TopSpeed get properly excited when we hear of an EV that managed to break any sort of speed or acceleration record because, let’s face it, that’s way cooler than hearing about which EV can boast with a 400-mile range.

Now, the talk of the town is Current Technology’s insane 1,950 horsepower electric dragster, the first of its kind to surpass the 200 mph barrier.

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All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Is Ford's New Silent Rubber-Burning Monster

All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Is Ford’s New Silent Rubber-Burning Monster

Ford’s take on electric dragsters is not just dressed to impress

Last time we heard about the Cobra Jet moniker, Ford was releasing an anniversary edition that could scorch the quarter mile in eight seconds at 150 mph thanks to a souped up 5.2-liter V-8 and a 3.0-liter supercharger.

The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is the exact opposite of that. Not in terms of performance, but regarding what powers it

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Drag Race: Old BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Meet New M4 and AMG C63

Drag Race: Old BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Meet New M4 and AMG C63

We don’t even care who wins, really

Carwow’s back at drag racing cars with another special episode. This time, Mat Watson takes the current BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 and pits them against the BMW E90 M3 and Mercedes-Benz W204 C63 AMG. As a bonus, the Lexus RC F Track Edition joins this German-only affair. Here’s how it all went down.

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Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?

Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?

Sparks are going to fly, regardless

Remember when we told you that these days, drag races can be a battleground where budget wagons battle luxo-barges, or fully-blown sports cars are challenged by super-sedans? Well, it happened again, since someone thought that pitting the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 against a 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a good idea. Let’s not get silly. It’s a brilliant idea.

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BMW M2 Drag Races BMW M8, The Only Winner Is Bavaria

BMW M2 Drag Races BMW M8, The Only Winner Is Bavaria

And BMW fanboys, of course

These days, it looks like in war, love, and drag racing, everything is allowed. You can pit a luxo-barge like the BMW 7 Series against the humble Dacia Logan MCV and you can orchestrate straight-line duels between an out-and-out muscle car and a supercar.

What’s more, it’s quite common these days to see such drag races between cars that are related to each other under the umbrella of the same carmaker. Take the BMW M2 and the M8, for example. Sure, they’re both M cars but serve different purposes and are built on different foundations. More significantly, they’re aimed at different customers, too.

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A NOS'd Chevrolet Corvette C8 Can Run 10-Second Quarter Miles

A NOS’d Chevrolet Corvette C8 Can Run 10-Second Quarter Miles

Yeah, a sprayed C8 Corvette really is that quick

We can safely assume that we’ve got past the moment where the mid-engined Corvette C8 is an absolute novelty. Articles have been written, videos have been posted on YouTube, so we already know pretty much everything there is to know about Chevy’s first-ever Corvette to have its engine mounted between the cabin and the rear axle.

As the new C8 starts to populate dealerships and owner driveways, a different kind of online content is bound to pop up, including dyno runs and drag racing. Speaking of the latter, here’s a video of a Chevy Corvette C8 running on a shot of nitrous oxide and absolutely owning the drag strip.

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You'd Think the Jeep Trackhawk Could Destroy the Stelvio QV in a Drag Race

You’d Think the Jeep Trackhawk Could Destroy the Stelvio QV in a Drag Race

And you would be wrong

As much as we would have liked to see the likes of Dodge Durango SRT and Maserati Levante Trofeo join in on this drag race, we’ll have to settle for FCA’s other two high-performance SUVs. Which is not that bad, considering that what you’e about to see is a straight-line skirmish between the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV.

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It Took an Electric Car to Silence The McLaren 720S

It Took an Electric Car to Silence The McLaren 720S

Believe it or not, it’s electricity and race-grade technology that defeated the otherwise vicious Macca

The McLaren 720S has been instilling fear into every out-and-out supercar, muscle car, and sports car you can think of. It has more drag race wins under its belt than we can count and it’s arguably one of the most quick-accelerating cars on sale today. But it is no match for the audacious Volkswagen ID.R.

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It's Time For The Shelby GT500 to Prove Itself Against the McLaren 720S

It’s Time For The Shelby GT500 to Prove Itself Against the McLaren 720S

Muscle car vs supercar and elephant-sized egos in between

If you’re a regular TopSpeed reader, then you’re no stranger to what the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can do in a straight-line race. We’ve covered a lot of situations where the muscle car destroyed its peers in a drag race or it bravely held its ground in front of the likes of Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, even on a twisty track.

This time, though, the GT500 found its match in the McLaren 720S. Not only that, but the GT500 you’re about to see getting a beating (repeatedly) from the Macca isn’t running on stock gear, as it has been modded to churn out 800 horsepower.

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