Who will triumph in a standing-mile drag race: the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 or Ducati 1199 Superleggera?


With the emergence of the three hypercars from the three famous marques in the supercar realm, everyone has been waiting for the day when someone will actually take them for a head-to-head showdown. Autocar managed to get the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder for a head-on drag challenge, but unfortunately they were unable to secure a Ferrari LaFerrari for this reason.


So their version of a solution is to replace the LaFerrari with something red, powerful, and preferably Italian; which has somehow led them to the Ducati 1199 Superleggera. While some might argue that this is nothing close to a hypercar (or even a car!), it will nevertheless provide an interesting insight on how a superbike could fair against these lightning-fast four-wheeled machines.


We are aware that the McLaren P1 is not to be underestimated with its 903-brake horsepower output and although the 918 has a lower output of 875-brake horsepower, it has all-wheel drive which will help considerably in getting off the line. The Ducati 1199 Superleggera however only has an output of “over 200-brake horsepower” and while that does not sound like a lot, one should remember that the bike only weighs 152kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 1315-brake horsepower per tonne.


So who will cross the finishing line first in this incredible drag race? Click on the video below and find out!



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    William Leong
  • Oct 15, 2014
Why is the seat belt icon lit up? Footage shows that he did put on his seat belt