Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S

The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.


  • Knotmyrealname

    Give Lambo a little time. They’re currently tearing down a 720S engine to see how it works before copyi….. errr… applying the learned technologies from the boys across the ditch and modifying their powerplants.
    Thing is, the goalposts keep moving…..

  • Bob

    Shame on Mclaren for moving the goalposts like this. How dare they make such a quick car. It’s obscene.

    • Shahul Usman

      lol true.. I love the new 720s.. loved the P1 also.. wasnt as hot on the MP12-4C… do with they called the cars MP though, honor that F1 and Bruce heritage, but guess their 1st called was called an F1

  • TheBelltower

    Wow, it just walked away from the Huracan.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    That’s just unfair.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      No,this is just McLaren.

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    thats like watching a hellcat thrashing a VW polo — massive publicity for Mclaren

  • Michelin

    On straight line koenigseggs and Bugatti can do better than Mc Laren. In the Nurburgring you need a complete car, with best handling, best breaking, etc. Not only power and tradition…

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