It’s a rematch between a stock McLaren 720S and a supercharged Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Last time we saw these two supercars go head to head was at the WannaGoFast ½-mile event in January. There, cars from all over Florida (and sometimes beyond) gather at an airfield to put the pedal to the metal for twice as long as what happens at a standard drag strip.
It’s also an unprepped surface, meaning we get a better idea of what the car is like in real-world conditions. In the last race, this tricked out Performante almost had Brooks’ 720S. If the race were on regular concrete for just a quarter-mile, the Huracan would have walked away victorious thanks to its AWD, but since the race was to a half-mile, the 720S was able to crawl its way back and take the checkered flag.
This time, both cars are head to head at a prepared drag strip. This will likely favor the 720S as it only powers the rear wheels.
Still, the Huracan is the more powerful car thanks to a VF supercharger slapped to its 5.2-L V10 engine. Last time it was tested, the Performanted produced around 850 hp compared to the 720S’ 710 ponies. This is a close race by the numbers, so we’re on the edge of our seats to see how this pans out.
In the first race, the Lambo scoots off the line way too early and although it stops before the race actually begins, the Performante starts a few feet ahead of the 720S. It still didn’t matter in the end as the 720S powered to victory with a final time of 9.934 seconds at 143.34 mph. The Lamborghini, on the other hand, managed a 10.25 at 140.04 mph.
The second race had no early shenanigans. Both cars started on the green light, but the Performante squealed its tires. That cost it a good half a second and allowed the 720S to keep and maintain the lead throughout the quarter-mile.
The 720S finished in 10.19 seconds at 141.94 mph, while the Lamborghini finished in 10.496 seconds at 139.85 mph.
We’ll see these two race again, of this we’re sure.