Ferrari SF90 Stradale Vs. McLaren 765LT Is An Epic Throwdown

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Watch these extreme supercars duke it out.

Few cars in the world compare to the 2021 McLaren 765LT and 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale. These two supercars go about performance very differently, but each produces spectacular results. We've already seen a lightly modified 765LT run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds, and the SF90 has been clocked hitting 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds. These cars are tremendously fast, but which would win in a head-to-head drag race?

YouTuber DragTimes decided to find out, pitting his SF90 again John Hennessey's 765LT on the drag strip. The McLaren produces 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from a twin-turbocharged V8. The Ferrari also uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 but with three electric motors that combine to make 1,000 hp. It looks like the bewitching McLaren may meet its match.

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DragTimes / YouTube
DragTimes / YouTube

The video begins with a few warmup runs to heat up the McLaren's rear tires before the two are eventually run down the strip. Using all-wheel-drive grip, the SF90 obliterates the 765LT in the first race, jumping out to a huge lead and maintaining it until the end. The second and third races are much closer since the McLaren gets better traction off the line, but the SF90 still proves to be the superior machine.

Both cars then line up for a rolling start. Much to everyone's surprise, the 765LT pulls ahead of the SF90 during the first rolling race and finishes with a commanding lead. The Ferrari wins the second rolling race, but it looks like the McLaren starts to gain ground towards the end. The SF90 jumps out to a lead in the final race, but the 765LT reels it into a nearly dead heat.

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On its best run of the day, the McLaren 765LT hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 10.25 seconds. This is fast enough to slay most supercars, but not the SF90. The Ferrari hit 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and broke through the quarter-mile in only 9.98 seconds. DragTimes also had some fun testing the SF90 in its electric-only mode. The car's three electric motors develop 217 hp without the engine, resulting in 9.09-second 0-60 mph and 16.9-second quarter-mile times.

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