Drag race: McLaren 765LT vs Porsche 911 Turbo S

January 15, 2022 by

A new foe has appeared for the carwow drag race king, as the Porsche 911 Turbo S defends its crown against the McLaren 765LT.

If you’ve kept up with carwow drag races, you’ll know the Porsche 911 Turbo S has consistently decimated all but the absolute fastest (and much more expensive) production cars.

Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, it delivers its 650hp and 800Nm to an ultra-grippy four-wheel-drive system.

On a day as cold as today then, it may look a tough ask for the rear-driven McLaren 765LT to compete off the line. With 765hp and an identical torque figure to the 911 though, it may have enough grunt to overcome that.

Plus with a weight advantage — the 765LT tips the scales at 1,339kg compared with the Turbo S’ 1,650kg — there are enough weapons in the McLaren’s arsenal to compete.

Will the new challenger win the fight, or can the Turbo S hold off yet more competition? Well, you’ll need to watch to find out…