Stock McLaren 650S Spider Takes On 716 HP MP4-12C From A Rolling Start

With all things being equal, these two McLarens aren’t all that different when accelerating in a straight line. The newer 650S will however pull away as long as there’s nothing up the 12C’s sleeve.

Well, this happens to be one of those instances when things aren’t equal and somebody is flat out cheating – sort of. The discontinued MP4-12C was a 625 PS rocket, able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds, which is about the same as the 650S’s 3-second flat 0-100 sprint time.

But what about the popular rolling start? You also need to let your torque do the talking and the 650S has more of it, not to mention less weight to carry around. So yeah, the 650S Spider would be the clear winner here if the 12C didn’t have its AMS Tune with TR3 Downpipes.

The two cars race each other three times in this video, with race no.3 looking like the most relevant one since they both accelerate at about the same time, and they went with a 1st gear roll instead of 2nd gear.

We can safely deduce that the 650S pulls away a little quicker than the 12C, but once they reach higher speeds, the extra muscle makes itself known and the tuned car steadily drives past its newer and more impressive sibling.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen AMS tuned 12C’s flex their new power outputs against stock rivals – see races against the Z/28 Camaro or the Z06 Corvette.

We’ll tell you what though, the 650S was way more difficult for a tuned 12C to conquer than anything else we’ve seen it race lately.

VIDEO

2019 Chevrolet Traverse Ditches 2.0L Turbo-Four, V6 Now Only Engine Choice

The 257hp 2.0-liter turbo engine has only been available for a year on the Chevy Traverse.

List Of ‘Top 10 Cursed Cars You Should Never Drive’ Is Both Spooky And Hilariously Silly

If you ever encounter a scary-looking 1964 Dodge 330, you better steer clear.

FCA Recalling Over 320,000 Dodge Darts Due To Roll Away Risk

FCA has thousands of Dodge Dart reports relating to repairs for parking issues.

Nissan Pledges $112,000 To Notre Dame Restoration

Nissan joins multiple companies and individuals who pledged more than $1 billion to rebuild Notre Dame.

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 Drops Most Camo, Looks Bad To The Bone

The all-new AMG A45 was spied testing at the Nurburgring with minimal camouflage.

VW’s Next I.D. Family Member Could Be A Rugged, Boxy SUV

VW acknowledges that designing a boxy SUV would hurt aerodynamics, and that could reduce its range.

New Concept Car Is Citroen’s Vision Of Comfort, Features AI, Electric Powertrain

The new Citroen Concept will be unveiled at Vivatech in Paris, on May 16, alongside the Ami One.

Tesla Model S Seems To Self-Combust While Sitting In A Parking Lot

The blaze destroyed the Tesla Model S and at least two other vehicles parked close to it.

Uber’s Self-Driving Unit To Be Spun Off After Toyota, Denso, Softbank Investments

Following this investment, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group has been valued at $7.25 billion.

Police Officer Stops California Highway Traffic, SUV Driver Totally Ignores Him

The police officer halted traffic to remove an exercise machine from the road, but not everyone stopped.