It was much closer than you think.
What's better than a supercar? A supercar that happens to be a convertible, too. Okay, so maybe the McLaren 720S Spider does have a proper retractable roof that goes up and down in about 10 seconds, and the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster needs to store its removable roof in the front boot, but that's beside the point. The idea is that these two fast, beautiful, and expensive supercars are in the same league, and a drag strip is a perfect place to see which one comes out on top.
Gallery: Lamborghini Aventador S drag races McLaren 720S for droptop supremacy
The guys over at CarWow got their hands on the two vehicles, with the bright green Aventador being a personal car of YouTube star Yiannimize. Both cars are kept in stock configuration, but the differences start to show when we dive into some numbers. You see, the McLaren 720S Spider offers up a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 with 710 bhp and 568 pound-feet of torque with a rear-wheel drive configuration. The Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, on the other hand, uses a purist's 6.5-litre V12 that makes 730 bhp and 509 pound-feet of torque, and it's mated to an all-wheel drive system. The Aventador weighs in at 1,731 kg, and the 720S comes in at 1,437 kg; a pretty notable weight difference in favour of the McLaren. But it also starts to rain a bit in the video, giving the all-wheel drive system an edge.
It'll all comes down to who can utilise the advantages of their respective cars, with the McLaren trumping the Aventador in weight and torque, and the Aventador having 20 more bhp and an all-wheel drive system.
Watch the video above to see who clutches the win, and which convertible supercar offers up the most street credibility while being able to make you feel the most wind in your hair.