Choosing your opponent can make or brake a race. However, if you arrive in a McLaren 720S only a few cars can keep up with you. One such contender is Ferrari’s V8 Flagship. In this well instrumented test by theSUPERCARDRIVER, we are elated to see a Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 720s F1 track shootout.
Anglesey speedway is very technical and loaded with a scenic coastal view to distract the driver. The contenders are perfectly matched, on paper. Both engines are rated at 710 horsepower, 567 lb-ft of torque, and both cars reach 124 within 0.2 seconds.
McLaren does it in 7.8, Ferrari in 7.6. McLaren has a weight penalty of 115 lbs, but that is offset by the active aerodynamic braking. So what does that add up to after 3 hot laps? The McLaren 720S’ fastest time is 1:33.05 vs Ferrari Pista’s fastest lap of 1:32.20. They are so close it comes down to preferences. Carbon fiber vs aluminum, England vs Italy. Tell us what you think in the comments below and stay with us for more supercar comparisons.