You could say that on paper, the Dodge Demon and McLaren 720S are somewhat comparable in performance, especially if you look at what they can do over a standing quarter mile.
The 720S has been known to post sub-10 second times, whereas the Demon is even quicker, needing 9.65 seconds to cover the distance, according to Dodge. Not even a Porsche 918 Spyder or a LaFerrari can match that.
In this case however, it’s about more than just how quick off the line you are.
In order to pull hard from a roll and destroy your opponent, you’re a lot more reliant on power-to-weight ratio and aerodynamics than you are on grip. So right off the bat, it’s not looking good for the Demon.
To make matters worse, the McLaren 720S has long been suspected of having more than just 720 horsepower, and with a drag coefficient that could make birds jealous, it tends to slip through the air with greater ease than most, if not all the cars it’s come across thus far.
In the end, this was always going to be an uphill battle for the Demon, besides, the 720S has taken out opponents a lot more powerful than the Dodge, like a tuned 930 HP Nissan GT-R and a pair of 900 HP Lamborghini Huracans.