Drag racing: hybrid McLaren P1 versus petrol Ferrari F40

Drag racing: hybrid McLaren P1 versus petrol Ferrari F40

November 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A video of the race between the McLaren P1 hybrid supercar and the Ferrari F40 with a traditional turbocharged internal combustion engine has been posted on Lovecars’ Youtube channel.

The team from Lovecars Youtube channel, which was occupied by former Top Gear presenter and British racer Tiff Niedell, has shown many times the capabilities of the Italian supercar Ferrari F40 in a straight line race. This sports car has automatically become a cult icon since its inception in the 80s, and that popularity continues to this day.

This time, the legendary F40 is confronted by the British sports coupe McLaren P1. The car is no less a legendary car, which at one time was also released in a limited edition.

The difference between these cars is about two decades, and of course, there have been many engineering advances during this period, especially in the automotive industry. Lovecars wanted to show the difference between the two cars.

The Ferrari F40 with its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 478 horsepower (576 Nm). A bit by today’s standards, but keep in mind that the F40 was introduced in 1987.

The McLaren P1, however, was touted for its exclusivity and massive power numbers when it was introduced in 2013. With a more powerful twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an additional electric motor that the supercar is equipped with, the P1 can produce up to 903 hp. (980 Nm). Judging by these passport data, the British supercar should, by all accounts, win this race. But…

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the race between the Audi RS3 and the old Mitsubishi Evo 8. A video appeared on the foreign Hoonigan YouTube channel showing the race between the powerful Japanese Mitsubishi Evo 8 sedan (the model was produced from 2003 to 2005), and the more modern Audi RS3.