Home / Social media / News / Carwow's 4-way drag race features the turbocharged Ferrari 296, McLaren 750S and 911 vs the N/A Huracán Performante.


We’re fans of the content produced over at Carwow. Mat Watson and the crew not only get their hands on the weirdest and best combinations of cars to pit against each other over various distances, but the videos answer loads of the silly questions that motoring enthusiasts come up with. Most channels that review cars do the usual stuff, but Carwow puts cars together that aren’t really in the same league just to get answers about which is fastest in a straight line. They also manage to get their hands on special cars from the past that were never directly compared to each other back in the day, or they were and it was purely for print media with no videos of the action existing. That alone is reason enough to subscribe, but we’re not here to get them more subscribers, we’re here to perve over this video that sees four of the coolest modern supercars up against each other. They’re all expensive, three-quarters are turbocharged and they’re all ridiculously quick. The cars assembled were raced a few times so that the drivers could get used to how the cars behaved under a full-throttle launch and how the traction control intervenes. As you can see from the pics and the heading that made you click through, this round of drag races sees the Ferrari 296, the McLaren 750S, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the latest incarnation of the Porsche 911 Turbo go head to head in an attempt to find the fastest over a measure quarter mile. The only dog in this fight without the luxury of turbocharged power is the Huracán Performante, but it has more than enough power because it’s a monster of a power unit. The car has the biggest displacement of the lot at 5.2 litres, and it also features 10 cylinders in a V configuration. Thanks to the clever chaps at Lamborghini, the Performante is rated at a healthy 477 kW with a fat torque figure of 600 Nm. THe car sees fitment of a 7-speed DCT transmission that sens power to the rear wheels only. While it does look rather meaty, it’s the lightest of the bunch at 1,382 kg.

Representing the other Italian supercar brand is the Ferrari 296 GTB, a modern turbocharged Ferrari with some outstanding spec and power. The car is a hybrid, so there’s some electric assistance added on to the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that churns out a very impressive 619 kW with an equally high 740 Nm of torque. This Italian sees fitment of an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that also sends the power to the rear wheels. It’s the third heaviest in the bunch with a weight of 1,470 kg. So it’s heavier but has the power to overcome the weight and even the playing field a little more. The British contender is the all-new McLaren 750S, sure it may look like the 720S, but there are enough changes to make it all-new. It’s powered by a similar powerplant to the outgoing model but with more power. It’s a twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and power goes to the rear rubber only. It has 750 hp (560 kW), as the name suggests and torque is at 800 Nm. On the weight front, it weighs 1,389 kg making it the second heaviest o or third lightest, depending on which way you’re counting from. The car that we’d sell everything we own for is the new Porsche 911 Turbo, and even though it’s the heavyweight in the competition at 1,640 kg, it should offer up a decent enough challenge. This one features a twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre flat 6 that’s rated at 485 kW and 800 Nm of torque, but in this case, that power is distributed to all four wheels, which is where the heavier car gets a bit of an advantage. On paper these cars are all quite close, the one with the least power also has the lowest weight, the one with the most power is rear-wheel drive, and the heaviest is all-wheel drive. We bet on the Porsche, we always will, who did you have your money on?

Take a look at the YouTube video from Mat and the Carwow crew that sees them pit four of the coolest modern turbocharged supercars against each other in a 4-wide drag race. No matter the outcome, that Porsche is the one to have, but we're biased here at SXdrv because Porsche is life Before clicking play, who's your money on?: Ferrari 296 v McLaren 750S v Huracan Perf v 911 Turbo: DRAG RACE | carwow

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