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    • How does a McLaren 720S do against the Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car in a drag race?

      You should remember the Volkswagen I.D. R. Almost two years ago it set a new Pikes Peak hillclimb record and it turned an incredible 6:05.336 laptime on the Nurburgring setting a new all electric Nurburgring lap record.


      How does a McLaren 720S stack up to it? Well for one, the McLaren 720S may be the benchmark for street cars right now and silly fast but the I.D. R is a clean sheet race car setting professional records.

      It isn't even close.

      No performance data included which shouldn't surprise anyone but it would be nice to see a roll race for even greater perspective.

      It is only a matter of time before internal combustion engines are put out to pasture in performance cars.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: How does a McLaren 720S do against the Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car in a drag race? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Thatís just amazing seeing a 720s getting handled like that.
      1. bmwsport's Avatar
        bmwsport -
        Porsche, Audi, VW are all capitalizing on this EV performance technology. And unlike 95% of most race cars out there, the IDR would actually be smog and exhaust legal as it sits!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwsport Click here to enlarge
        the IDR would actually be smog and exhaust legal as it sits!
        True but what can you do to it? You get one, I get one, and we all have the same thing and can't play with anything beyond tires/wheels.
      1. bmwsport's Avatar
        bmwsport -
        True, definitely not doing any weight reduction. And most people don't realize these track cars wouldnt make the first city speed bump!