A McLaren P1 and Nissan GT-R Showdown at a Stoplight [Video]

Two cars pull up at a stop light, on green, they go. That’s been the street racing format ever since the second car rolled off the assembly line. But that formula changes a bit when the two cars in question are high-performance exotics that are well worth talking about. Filmed from behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang, this cameraman captured a striking yellow McLaren P1 open the throttle against a white Nissan GT-R in Southern California. After chatting for a bit, the lights turn from amber to green and both drivers give it the beans, sort of. RELATED: Check out photos of the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo
The GT-R sprints away into the distance while the P1 – the world’s biggest traffic cop magnet – lets off the juice after a short run. And honestly, we’d probably do the same. There’s no sense in owning a $1.15 million hypercar if you no longer have a license. Barring any limits though, it would seem to be a close fight. The GT-R Black gallops from 0-60mph in around 2.8 seconds while the P1 dispenses 60mph in just 2.6 seconds. We wouldn't mind taking these two to the track to see how they get down. RELATED: Check out photos of the all-new 2014 McLaren P1 hypercar