Drag Race: McLaren 765LT Vs Porsche 991 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S represents the ideal, everyday sports car, bt can it hold its own agaisnt the mighty McLaren 765LT? Find out below

Porsche and McLaren both have decades worth of motorsport history. Some of their best cars line up for a drag race

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has proven, it can punch way above its weight, but the McLaren 765LT may prove a bit too much

The McLaren 765LT has both power and weight advantage, over the 911

At under 3,000 lbs, the 765LT is a lightweight. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 puts out 765hp and 590 lb/ft. A 7-speed DCT sends power to the rear wheels only

Porsche 911 Turbo S puts the power down like no other car from its class

With 650 hp and 590 lb/ft, its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6 may be down on power, but power is sent to all 4 wheels through an 8-speed PDK. However, the Porsche weighs over 3,600 lbs

Both cars are surprisingly close on paper, despite being very different

Porsche boasts a quicker 0-60 mph time - 2.5 seconds vs 2.7. However, the McLaren has a slightly better quarter-mile time of 9.9 seconds vs 10.1. But claimed numbers often have little to do with reality

The Porsche 911 Turbo S never fails to amaze us with its impressive initial launch

With all-wheel drive, quick-shifting PDK, and a torquey engine that sits over the rear axle, 911 rockets ahead, leaving the McLaren behind

However, the race is far from being a one-sided battle

The Porsche may have gotten the jump, but McLaren's extra power comes in play almost immediately. By the 1/8-mile, the 765LT is already ahead, beating the Porsche to the finish

Both cars are not far from the factory-claimed figures

McLaren emerges victorious from the standing start races, finishing the 1/4-mile in 10.0 seconds, while the Porsche manages 10.2 seconds. Both cars are 0.1 seconds away from the factory-claimed 1/4-mile times

The rolling races should favor the quicker gearbox, which i nthsi case is the Porsche PDK

In comfort mode, Porsche rockets ahead only to be closed down by the McLaren, by the 1/2-mile mark. Both cars have the same amount of torque - 590 lb/ft - but McLaren has more revs to play with

The second rolling race is much worse for the Porsche 911 Turbo S

With both cars in manual mode and locked in 3rd gear, the PDK's response counts for nothing. McLaren immediately jumps ahead and stays there, while the 911 is left in the dust

Porsche takes one back, in the end

The 100 mph (161 km/h) brake test should favor the lighter car. However, Porsche brakes are known to be incredible and the Turbo S is no exception. It beats the McLaren, by half a car

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While the Porsche 911 Turbo S is considered to be the ultimate, usable sports car, it doesn't quite match the pace of the much more expensive supercar, from McLaren