The McLaren 720S is one absurdly fast vehicle. With absolutely no modifications whatsoever, this carbon fiber-laden British supercar can complete the quarter-mile in just 9.9 seconds at 148.2 mph. The McLaren 720S and its straight-line speed have become a bit of a talking point among online automotive circles, with many enthusiasts praising the car for its somewhat surprising ability to turn in consistently fast times on the dragstrip.
The YouTube channel Auto Glory recently decided to line a heavily modified Chevy Camaro SS alongside a bone stock McLaren 720S to see how the American muscle coupe would compare to the six-figure supercar. It goes without saying that the 720S would walk a stock Camaro SS, but this tuned up Camaro has the necessary hardware to hang with the McLaren. The 6.2L LT1 V8 engine has been topped off with a Magnuson 2650 supercharger, which is backed up with a methanol injection kit. These modifications, along with other bolt-ons like a Roto-Fab cold air intake and Katech throttle body, have boosted this Camaro SS from its stock output of 455 flywheel horsepower to an alleged 850 horsepower at the rear wheels. It’s a little hard to tell from the video, but the Camaro sounds as though it could have a manual transmission judging by the shift points and longer shift times.
The McLaren 720S has a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 engine producing 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This modified Camaro SS definitely has the McLaren beat when it comes to outright power, then, but the supercar is lighter, more aerodynamic and is probably a bit better at putting its power to the pavement. Will that be enough for it to beat this absurdly powerful Chevy? Check out the video embedded below to find out.