Few things can get more exciting than a race between two major supercars: the Lamborghini Huracan and the McLaren 720S.
The McLaren 720S certainly deserved to win this year’s Road and Track Performance Care of the Year Award. The British automaker declared that its latest Super Series put out an impressive 710 horsepower from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. However, recent dyno graphs show that McLaren may have been a bit modest about the vehicle’s performance numbers. After putting his 720S up on the dyno, Brooks from Dragtimes revealed that his stock car delivers around 770 horses at the crank.
That number alone is enough to surpass some of the market’s most powerful exotics and supercars – and ones that cost significantly more at that. Brooks is well known for proving his 720S’ prowess on the drag strip against some of McLaren’s best-known rivals. His latest “victim” was a supercharged Lamborghini Huracan owned by Parker from Vehicle Virgins. The head-to-head battle is both adrenaline-pumping and quite satisfying – especially when you see the end result.
Brooks’ McLaren 720S remained stock, but Parker’s Lamborghini Huracan has been equipped with a VF Engineering supercharger. This bumped his Lambo’s power up to 805 horses. The tuned Huracan may have higher number on a paper, but the 720S proves lighter on the scale.
You may wonder why this race was even arranged in the first place. Well the reason is that Brooks saw a video showing the supercharged Huracan destroying another 720S in a number of drag races which he felt was a false representation on both cars’ ends. The video, in his opinion, did not accurately show the potential both vehicles could produce.
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The supercars battle it out in the Nevada desert for one hot head-to-head race.
At the beginning stage of the race, Parker’s Lamborghini reportedly kept losing power due to the fuel tank being near empty. One the technicalities were resolved, both cars were able to compete in a series of rolling drag races at both 25 and 50 mph.
Although the supercharged Lamborghini Huracan appeared to be victorious at first, the mighty McLaren proved itself and destroyed it in the end. The 720S easily catches up to the Italian supercar and zooms right past it to claim the crown.
Check out the madness below and watch the action happen before your eyes. See just how the 720S leave the Huracan in the dust of the Nevada desert.
The supercharged Huracan may have gotten off to a strong start, but it was still no match for the exceptional 720S. The lesson here is don’t be arrogant; horsepower isn’t everything.