Despite its production having ended five years ago, the McLaren P1 continues to be subjected to drag races against different rivals.
We’ve seen it take on vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Ferrari F40 earlier this year, and more recently, it was pitted against the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.
With 903 hp and 664 pound-feet (900 Nm) of torque produced by the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and electric motor, the P1 does the 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in just 2.8 seconds, while flat out, it will hit 217 mph (350 km/h).
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As for the Huracan Performante, it comes with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 which pumps out 631 HP and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). That’s 30 HP and 30 lb-ft (40 Nm) more than the LP610-4 Spyder, which results in 3 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill and a 202 mph (325 km/h) maximum speed.
Lamborghini has given the Performante some very clever active aerodynamics, a revised ANIMA, recalibrated ESC, tuned suspension and more responsive steering, which should help it go fast around a track. However, this is a quarter-mile sprint drag race and the only things that matter are sheer power and laying it down properly. Thus, the P1 holds the upper hand, so we don’t expect the Huracan Performante Spyder to pull off a surprise – or did it?