This might be the definitive hypercar shootout video showcasing the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari to hit the internet.
Back in October we got glimpses of an epic video in the works from Chris Harris showcasing the three best hypercars in the world, the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari. Earlier this Thursday, Chris Harris a.k.a. Harris Monkey finally dropped that video on his personal Youtube. It’s 52 minutes (and some change) long. The video features guest drivers Tiff Nedell (of Top Gear and Fifth Gear lore) and Marino Franchitti, one of the world’s best drivers in his own right. Check out this epic video below or you know, save it for when you get home and can invite “that friend” over for hypercars and chill.
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This video wasn’t so much about hard data and lap times as it was bringing together quite arguably, the three best cars of the modern era. Videos have been dropped before of drag races down the quarter mile, most recently a shootout to 186 MPH and smaller circuit battles but none on a circuit as long as the Portimao Circuit which comes in at a whopping 2.915 miles in length. If there ever was a circuit to find out which car was quickest, it would be this one.
When it came down to it, the results, as Chris Harris pointed at, where a bit anti-climatic. Although the McLaren P1 was quickest, only .6 seconds separated the three. In the hands of another driver, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine a different outcome each time.
“My mind is slightly blown after that. It was hilarious fun. I never thought that I would get to see those two cars around me.”
Towards the end of the video when everyone is decompressing after a bit of a romp around the circuit with fun and drifting as the order of the day, when asked where they would put their money if they had to buy one themselves, their answers made for a fitting conclusion.
Tiff went with the LaFerrari, Marino wanted all three (quite ironically he’s leaning on a fence in the shot) and Chris Harris…he’d want the McLaren P1.
…I’ll take that one to my grave.
This video leaves us with no definitive answer, but that’s alright. I think it was meant to be that way.