Watch McLaren 765LT Try To Handle Ferrari SF90 In Epic Drag Race

Watch McLaren 765LT Try To Handle Ferrari SF90 In Epic Drag Race


Let battle commence.

It’s pretty clear that the Ferrari SF90 and McLaren 765LT are at home on a race track. Each vehicle utilizes a joint strike force of clever engineering and electronics to extract every last tenth on the circuit. Regardless, DragTimes puts both vehicles against one another in a quarter-mile drag race.

Along with providing the McLaren 765LT, John Hennessey very kindly opened up his private drag strip for the video. On paper it looks like this will be a really close race; while the Ferrari is more powerful – sporting the optional Assetto Fiorano package – and all-wheel-drive, the 765 is rear-wheel-drive but much lighter.

Gallery: 2021 McLaren 765LT: First Drive

The first test pass on an unprepped surface proves that traction is always king when it comes to the quarter-mile. For all three races from a standing start, the SF90’s AWD system blasted the Italian supercar to three unanswered victories – each by more than one car length. We often mention that a half-mile race could produce a different result, but this is clearly a different scenario.

The rolling races proved to be a complete role reversal for the duo. Starting from 35 mph (56.3 km/h) the McLaren appears to be an absolute rocketship; while it was previously spinning the wheels at 100 mph (160.9 km/h), the rolling start allowed for much more traction. After all was said and done, both vehicles were very equal in the quarter-mile with the SF90 putting down a time of 9.98 seconds at 146.8 mph, and the 765LT staying above the 10-second barrier at 10.25 seconds and 147.3 mph.

Regardless of which vehicle you’d rather park in your dream garage, it’s clear that power and traction make a big difference. Feel free to let us know in the comments below which supercar you prefer.


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