An Aston Martin Vantage GT8, a Mercedes-AMG GT R, and a McLaren 675LT all had a drag race, with some fairly predictable results.
We have Shmee150 to thank for setting up this epic drag race of supercars and then filming it at the CarWow 1 million subscriber event. We’re not sure how this guy managed to own three European supercars on a YouTuber’s salary, but apparently it’s possible.
But let’s look at the matchup. To start, we have the McLaren 675LT Spyder, a born and bred race car that McLaren chopped the roof off. Even without a roof, the 675LT is still probably the fastest car of the three. Powered by a 3.8-L twin-turbo V8, the McLaren gets 666 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, providing acceleration from zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph.
Crucially, the 675LT Spyder only weighs 2800 lbs, which is significantly less than either of the other two racers.
Moving on, we have the Mercedes-AMG GT R, the fastest Mercedes ever built. Normally, the GT R’s 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 produces 577 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, but this particular model has been tuned by Renntech to produce 672 hp and 797 lb-ft of torque. We have no idea what the 0-60 speed of this tuned monster is, but we’re guessing it’s somewhere below the 3-second mark.
And finally, we have the Aston Martin GT8 Vantage. We’re straining the definition of supercar here as the Vantage only gets 440 hp from it’s naturally aspirated 4.7-L V8. Top speed is 190 mph, zero to sixty is done in a stately 4.2 seconds, and it has a 6-speed manual compared to the dual-clutches found on the other cars.
Really, this is a contest between the Mercedes and the McLaren, and Shmee150 knows it. In his first race, he jumps the gun by a full two seconds and still nearly loses to the McLaren. On their second attempt, his manual shifting abilities fail him, so the Vantage is already several car lengths behind both GT R and 675LT a mere second into the race.
As expected, the McLaren’s lighter chassis provides it with the speed necessary to stay out in front of the tuned GT R and take the race handily.
McLaren doesn’t mess around.