McLaren P1 Hits 205 MPH, Is Faster Than A Nissan GT-R In Drag Race

The Nissan GT-R is a bit of a giant killer. It's a lead weight that can get to 60 in 2.9 seconds. It defies belief. But how does it compare to the featherweight McLaren P1? Surprisingly decently. For a second.


England is fairly devoid of dragstrips, but it is full of disused runways. What that creates are drag racing events on these extra wide, extra long runways, with matchups you only dream of. This has the McLaren P1 and the Nissan GT-R.

On paper, the P1 should annihilate the GT-R, but in real life, the GT-R is impressively close to the McLaren.

For a little bit.

Then the P1 just disappears up to 205 MPH and forgets that it was ever even racing the GT-R. What else is notable is just how short the McLaren's braking distance is. The GT-R shoots by at such a rate that it appears it'll fly off the end of the runway and into the trees. Somehow it doesn't, but every single part of the P1 is just flat out better than the GT-R, and it shows.

Even this GT-R, with its Litchfield LM850 tune. I think you can guess what the 850 stands for.

But what did you expect for the $1 million+ price tag?


Der Sportwagoner

It may cost 10 times more than the GT-R but it doesn't perform 10x better. I'd say about 1.5-2.0 times as good.

Nevertheless, very impressive.