Drag race: Porsche's 478kW 911 Turbo S takes on the 530kW McLaren 720S

• Two of the world's latest supercars battle in this crazy power-mad drag race. 

• The Porsche 911 Turbo S produces 478kW while the McLaren 720S has  530kW. 

• Who will win this Germany vs England drag race, watch the video to find out. 


Two of the quickest supercars on sale right now go head to head in the latest drag race conducted by CarwowThe two protagonists are the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren 720S. 

Let's look at the facts, the German is up first. It brings a dizzying 478kW and 800Nm from its 3.8-litre engine and features a pair of VGT turbochargers, and sees a power increase of 51kW and 50Nm compared to its predecessor. 

Top speed is pegged at 330km/h and it is priced at R3 771 000 for the Coupé and R3 956 000 for the Cabriolet. 

The numbers related to the Turbo S are insane, fitted with a eight-speed PDK transmission it'll knock 100km/h out of the park in 2.7 seconds. More impressive is that it'll hit 200km/h in under nine seconds from standstill. 

The all-wheel drive system is key to ensuring traction is kept at optimum levels. The car sits on a track that's 42mm wider at the front axle and 10mm wider at the rear. 

The McLaren on the other hand is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 530kW and 770Nm. 

Zero to 100km/h for the British supercar takes just 2.9 seconds.

The 720S' numbers get more insane when one takes into account a claimed standing quarter-mile (400m) sprint time of 10.3 seconds with a claimed top speed of 341km/h. 

The Macca used a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox and sends its power to the rear-wheels only. Whereas, the Porsche sends its power to all four wheels via an eight-speed PDK 'box. 

Will the four-wheel drive setup make all the difference? There's only one way to find out.