Watch The McLaren 720S Make Mincemeat Out Of The Tesla Model S

Drag Race

The Tesla Model S has finally met its match on the drag strip.

The Tesla Model S is the undisputed king of the drag strip. While many cars won’t have any trouble outrunning it over long distances, nothing can touch it on the quarter-mile in Ludicrous mode – not even supercars like the almighty Lamborghini Aventador SV. But now the Tesla Model S has finally met its match on the quarter-mile. After humiliating a Lamborghini Huracan and setting an insanely fast half-mile time that hypercar owners would envy, the mighty McLaren 720S has once again proven that it’s a serious force to be reckoned with.

After posting an astonishing half-mile time, DragTimes has pitted the McLaren 720S against the Tesla Model S P100D in a quarter-mile drag race. To put things into context, the drag race was done in reaction to Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race, in which the Model S beat the likes of the Porsche Turbo S, Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 570GT.

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Brook from DragTimes felt that the McLaren 720S should have been in the competition instead of the 570GT since it’s a direct competitor to the 488 GTB, so decided to see how it fared against the world’s fastest 0-62 mph production car. Predictably, the McLaren 720S makes mincemeat out of the Tesla Model S. We thought the Model S would gain an early lead with Ludicrous mode, only for the 720S to gradually catch up and snatch the lead close to the finish line. But it doesn’t - it absolutely annihilates the Model S almost immediately off the line and leaves it for dust. The best part? The McLaren 720S is nearly half the price of the Lamborghini Aventador SV that the Tesla Model S previously beat.

Elon Musk isn’t going to be happy. DragTimes has pledged to pit the McLaren 720S against the Porsche 918 Spyder in a future drag race. Now that should be interesting. At this rate, it’s going to take a hypercar like a Pagani or Koenigsegg to outrun the McLaren 720S, which is a testament to its underrated performance.