Today we’re pitching David against Goliath, as the McLaren 600LT takes on the Ferrari 812 Superfast on our drag strip.
Mat’s going to be piloting the McLaren 600LT for this race. It has a mid-mounted 3.8-litre V8 with 600hp and 620Nm of torque, put to the tarmac by the rear wheels only. The 600LT has a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with launch control, and it weighs in at 1,400kg. It costs £185,500, which seems like a bargain in comparison to its competition today.
You see, this Ferrari 812 Superfast will set you back £293,000. For that, you get a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine with 800hp and 720Nm of torque. Like the McLaren, it has a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with launch control and rear-wheel-drive. It’s heavier though, tipping the scales at 1,800kg.
So which car will come out on top? Will the raw power of the Ferrari prove too much for the McLaren, or will the added weight be its downfall? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
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