McLaren 650S And Lamborghini Aventador Meet For A Good ‘Ol Drag Race

Trying to solve the never-ending dispute of which is faster between two highly-potent exotic machines, such as the McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Aventador, always ends on a drag strip.

Or on an empty airfield, in this case, which is AutoBild’s way of putting the two supercars, that don’t normally compete against each other, head to head, with a clear winner emerging.

Looking at the official specs puts the Lamborghini Aventador in front of its Woking-made rival, with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 lump that churns out 700PS (690hp) and 690Nm (507lb-ft) of torque. It has the ability of reaching 100km/h (62mph), from a standstill, in just 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h (217mph).

On the other end, the McLaren 650S uses the ubiquitous 3.8-liter V8 engine, with twin-turbocharging, which pushes 650PS (641hp) and 678Nm (500lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels. Going from naught to 100km/h (62mph) takes 3 seconds dead, and it can reach 333km/h (207mph).

So does the Macca have what it takes to beat the Lambo at its own game? There’s only one way to find out, and that is checking out the clip posted below.


  • Shobin Drogan

    The thing i love about McLarens is that on paper they don’t make an insane amount of horsepower, but on the road they just walk aventadors and Tesla’s without breaking a sweat.

  • Howie Kearley

    Yeah the 650s only got a 3/4 second jump on the lamborghini….

    • eb110americana

      Yeah, that part seems pretty unfair. However, even if you compensate, the McLaren’s turbos just keep widening the gap by the finish line. Even if the starts had been staggered in the Lambo’s favor, it still would have lost. If they are going to go through all the trouble of making a vid, though, they should get one where the cars start at the same time.

      • Howie Kearley

        The gap widened because the 650s started accelerating first. Reverse Consertina effect. The gap in time at the finish line was just a tenth or 2 in favor of the maclaren. point to point split time I believe the lamborghini would have been the winner. But hey I’d happily take either in my garage if these guys were unhappy with their cars performance 😉
        Here’s the proof

        Plus several others easily found on YouTube.

  • Vassilis

    Stunning spec the Aventador!

  • Vernon Hampton Jr

    Macca clearly took off first, but that’s okay. Because I’d gladly take the Aventador over it any day.

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