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McLaren Artura Can’t Keep Up Against A Porsche 911 Turbo S In A Drag Race

The McLaren Artura, a recently unveiled British supercar, has entered production in 2023, showcasing a cutting-edge hybrid propulsion system that harnesses the power of an electric motor. Unlike some hybrids focused on efficiency, the Artura’s electric motor contributes to its robust and instantaneous performance. With 680 HP at its disposal, the Artura possesses a commendable power output. However, despite the additional electric motor assistance, it was unable to outshine the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

In an intriguing turn of events, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, with a lower power rating of 650 HP from its 6-cylinder, 3.8-liter boxer engine, emerged as the victor. In comparison, the McLaren Artura features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 585 HP, complemented by a 95 HP electric motor, resulting in a combined output of 680 HP. Both cars feature rear-wheel drive, making them comparable in this aspect.

The discrepancy lies in Porsche’s renowned ability to efficiently transfer power to the road, attributed to various factors such as the precise coordination of components, including cylinders, crankshaft, gearbox, differential, and suspension.

Despite the presence of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante with all-wheel drive, which McLaren manages to surpass at the limit, Porsche remains undefeated and consistently takes the lead. Even in rolling start scenarios, the McLaren Artura falls short, consistently finishing last in races such as the half-mile or starting from 50 miles per hour. Only when engaged in manual mode with an additional boost does the McLaren manage to secure a victory, while being outperformed in all other aspects, including braking.

You can watch the video below to see how this drag race presented to us by carwow went down.