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The McLaren P1 LM breaks the Goodwood FOS Record and Other Highlights.

The annual Goodwood FOS (Festival of Speed) pits its contestants against a grueling hill climb course. A course that forces them to battle both time and gravity, precision being the only answer.

All manner of cars are given the opportunity to be tested on the hill, this years highlights include but are by no means limited to, the 1500BHP Bugatti Chiron, the Aston Martin Vulcan, the latest Red Bull Ford Fiesta ST rally car and of course the beautiful McLaren P1 LM.

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The Hyper Drag Race: McLaren P1 vs Porsce 918 Spyder vs Ducati 1199 Superleggara…

AutoCar have recently had the privilege of taking out some of today’s most advanced automotive technology and they decided to have a drag race, tarmac melting fun. Lining up the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ducati 1199 Superleggera in an attempt to answer the question on everyone’s mind ‘Which of the new hypercars is the fastest?’, along with the eternal question ‘2 wheels or 4?’

One interesting point to take out of the hyper drag race is the fact that some of the current superbikes are very close to making the hyper category. With better than one to one power to weight ration they have many of the required numbers to make it, although most lack the top speed. Here at Highpants we go by the following hypercar formula; one to one power to weight ration, top speed over 400kph/250mph and sub 3 second 0-100kph times.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence demonstrating just how quick hyper is. Far more than a fun way to spend a day the hyper drag race is the beginning of battle, a battle that requires hard numbers to decide the winner. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back.

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