Porsche Taycan Turbo S Vs McLaren 720S Drag Race Begs For A Rematch
It’s a known fact that the McLaren 720S is an absolute animal on the drag track, as very few standard production cars dare to take on the Woking supercar. The Spider featured in this video is a bit slower than the Coupe due to its extra weight, but it’s definitely still a force to be reckoned with regardless of its competitor.
Even though this is a completely different car, the Porsche Taycan is also the top performer in a drag race, especially if we’re talking about the flagship Turbo S. It can weigh a lot more than the McLaren, but that makes up for it. that with a whopping 774 lb-ft (1,050 Newton-meters) of instantaneous torque. The 720S Spider has to make do with “only” 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) cranking out at 5,500 rpm.
Not only does the Porsche offer more torque, but also more power (750 hp against 710 hp). However, he must carry an additional 850 kg (1,874 lbs). Despite these major differences between the two, they’re pretty similar when it comes to accelerating off-line. On paper, the Taycan Turbo S hits 60 mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds while the McLaren is only a tenth of a second slower.
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The tables are reversed if we are talking about the 0-124 mph (0-200 km / h) run since the 720S Spider is much faster, getting the job done in just 7.8 seconds while the Taycan Turbo S needs two. extra seconds. . Numbers aside, both performance machines have all the right ingredients for an exciting drag race.
People at Lovecars pitted the McLaren against the Porsche, but it’s not the neck-and-neck fight we expected. The reaction of the 720S Spider out of the line has been disappointingly slow, likely due to the unactivated launch control, allowing the Taycan Turbo S to take the lead from afar. We can see the British supercar reclaiming some of the lost ground later in the drag race, but it was too little too late.
The 720S droptop sprinted to 100 km / h in 3.81 seconds or almost a full second slower than the official number, while the Taycan Turbo S was a tenth of a second faster than expected – at 2, 7 seconds. The ICE-powered car did the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds, but we’ve seen stock 720S coupes go a quarter-mile a second faster than that. The Porsche did it in 10.76 seconds at 128.5 mph or 1 mph faster than the McLaren.
It’s that kind of drag racing that demands revenge to show off the 720S Spider’s true capabilities and prove that the internal combustion engine isn’t ready to go out without a fight just yet.