This is what happens when you pit a 800-hp supercharged Lamborghini Huracan against a stock McLaren 720S.
The McLaren 720S has turned out to be one of the best supercar surprises of the year, and a worthy winner of Road and Track’s performance car of the year award. McLaren claimed its latest Super Series produced 710 hp from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, but recent visits to the dyno suggested that the automaker has been modest about the car’s performance. After hooking his 720S up to a dyno, Brooks from Dragtimes declared that the car delivers around 770 horsepower at the crank.
That’s enough power to outrun some of the world’s most powerful that cost significantly more. Brooks is renowned for proving the prowess of the McLaren 720S in drag races against some of its supercar rivals. Its latest victim is a supercharged Lamborghini Huracan owned by Parker of Vehicle Virgins pitted against Brooks' 720S in a unique YouTuber head-to-head.
While the 720S has been left stock, Parker’s Lamborghini Huracan has been fitted with a VF Engineering supercharger kit that cranks up the power to 805-hp. The tuned Huracan may have more power, but the 720S is much lighter on the scales. Brooks arranged the race after a video was posted showing the supercharged Huracan destroying the 720S in numerous drag races which he didn’t think was an accurate representation of both cars’ potential. We get to see both cars battle it out in the Nevada desert, but the Huracan kept losing power in initial standing start races because the fuel tank was almost empty.
Once these issues were solved, both cars competed in a series of rolling drag races at 50 and 25 mph. The supercharged Huracan gets off to a strong start, but it’s no match for the mighty McLaren 720S.