Watch a McLaren P1 Take on a McLaren 650S on the Drag Strip
P1 and 650S are two of the most recognizable names in the McLaren lineup. Ok, really, they’re two out of just four names in the McLaren lineup, but that doesn’t make these two supercars any less potent. In the black corner, a McLaren P1: the million dollar, 900-horsepower hybrid hypercar known the world over. In the orange corner, the McLaren 650S: a 641-horsepower quarter of a million dollar supercar capable of eating Corvettes for breakfast. It may seem like there’s a clear cut winner here, but hold on just a minute… RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 McLaren P1 Supercar
Towards the end of the track, it's pretty obvious why the McLaren P1 is the earth-moving hypercar that it is. But I’m sure you were as surprised as I was that the 650S held on to its lead for as long as it did.
The key to the P1’s top-end success is its inclusion of the hybrid battery components, which boosts the already powerful engine even more so in the top end. Once the 650S’ 3.8-liter V8 threw all it could at the P1, it was too late.
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