We’ve seen a number of supercar drag races on this website, but a McLaren P1 versus a Ferrari LaFerrari. It’s the ultimate against the ultimate, the pinnacle of what both supercar makers can do in terms of automotive engineering and the application of hybrid systems in performance vehicles.
And that’s what The Triple F Collection has here – a drag race between the P1 and the LaFerrari, with Brooks from DragTimes as a guest driver. It was a normal day for supercar content for both YouTube channels…until one of the cars broke down in the middle of the shootout. In race two, the McLaren P1 came to a halt just after launch.
Onlookers outside noticed something unusual just as the McLaren P1 shifted from first gear. This was followed by fine white smoke coming out of the rear of the British supercar, which tells us there is definitely something wrong with the engine bay.
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Brooks, on the other hand, said the car read “Clutch Overheat” (presumably) on the dash. He said he dropped the gas as soon as he noticed the warning. We don’t know exactly what happened to the P1 here, but what we do know is that it won’t be a cheap fix given the complexity of this vehicle.
But at least one race has been completed between the P1 and the LaFerrari. On this race, the 903 horsepower McLaren won against the 950 horsepower Ferrari, beating the Italian supercar by a substantial gap on the line. At least there’s one race that settled the score between the two hybrid supercars.
If the race had gone to three rounds, which one do you think would have won the contest? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.