So, what’s quicker down the drag strip: a Porsche 911 Turbo S or a McLaren 720S? Thanks to the folks over at CarWow, we now have a fair idea…

Yes, the all-paw 992-generation 911 Turbo S lines up against the rear-driven 720S for a straight-line duel.

As a reminder, the Porsche is powered by a turbocharged 3,8-litre flat-six engine generating 478 kW and 800 N.m. With that oomph directed to all four corners via an eight-speed PDK transmission, the 911 Turbo S will hit 100 km/h in a claimed 2,7 seconds before topping out at 330 km/h.

And the McLaren? Well, the 720S employs a turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 unit producing 530 kW and 770 N.m, channelled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That’s enough, says the British brand, for a blast to three figures in 2,9 seconds and a top speed of 341 km/h.

In South Africa, the 911 Turbo S is currently priced from R3 849 000, while the 720S kicks off at R6 950 000.

Watch the video above to see these two vehicles take part in a few drag battles, a couple of races from a rolling start and a brake test…