Placed in McLaren’s lineup right above the 540C, the 570S is a very potent ride and, apparently, a force to be reckoned with on the drag strip, or on the highway in this case.
Just as its name reveals, it’s good for 562hp (570PS / 419kW) and has 443lb-ft (600Nm) of torque coming from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine. In ideal conditions, it reaches 62 mph (100km/h) in just 3.2 seconds from a standstill, and can go all the way up to 204mph (328km/h).
Surely, these numbers should be enough to scare away most competitors, but not the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, right? Well, on paper, the American muscle car is superior, making as much as 840 horses on race fuel and taking less than 2.5sec to reach 60mph (96km/h). Officially, it does the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, so it should be way faster than the McLaren 570S.
However, it’s not exactly easy to lay down that massive output, even from a rolling start (or two). Here, the Dodge Demon wasn’t a match for the British supercar from 50mph (80km/h), and it couldn’t beat it from 30mph (48km/h) either. Of course, the driver factor needs to be weighed in, too, but it still proves that sometimes having more power isn’t everything.
The owner of the McLaren 570S wasn’t satisfied with beating the Demon, so he set out on a ‘killing’ spree, taking on a Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and a Nissan GT-R, but you can see the entire video below.
Note: Dodge Demon vs. McLaren 570S race starts at the 5:02 mark