Autocar executed one of the most exciting drag races ever. They put a Nissan GT-R, a Ferrari 458 Speciale and a McLaren 650S on the line and the results are rather amazing. No new cars here. If we are to imagine a perfect and contemporary race it would go along these lines- the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, the Ferrari 488 GTB and the McLaren 675LT. However, we cannot be asses about this. A peculiar thing is that the guy in the McLaren started with auto mod. That means the McLaren will change gears even before hitting the limiter.
So, the first race results were like this – the Nissan GT-R trashed them all, the Ferrari came in second and the McLaren 650S was third, far behind the two. The second race, on the other hand, shows just how incredibly fast the McLaren is. The light and nimble machine, the McLaren truly is, simply flies off the start and, now passing the limiter, can accelerate far more ferociously humiliating the GT-R and the 458 Speciale in the process.
We are quite certain that the only cars that could hold a candle to these are the Lambo Huracan and the Audi R8 V10 plus. They have some serious power and the engine is in the right place (unlike in the GT-R).
After all, the only winner here is not the one who crossed the finishing line first. It is the GT-R – the least expensive of the lot, yet capable of some proper damage on the track. Actually, we are quite amazed by its performance.