The McLaren Senna is a remarkable supercar, designed to be a purebred track machine that can also be driven on the road. It's quite powerful, with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre engine behind the seats producing up to 789 bhp and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-metres) of torque. With these numbers, the Senna can sprint from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour) in just 2.8 seconds.

Incredible numbers but in this Carwow drag race video, the Senna isn't facing an ordinary contender – a Lexus RC F drift car with a champion driver at the helm.

Gallery: McLaren Senna: First Drive

The Lexus RC F in the Carwow drag race video above is not your typical tuned car. It's completely modified, with a 3.0-litre 2JZ engine with 1,200 bhp and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm of torque) – numbers that are not to be scoffed at. As a drift car, though, it is not designed to go in a straight line, especially considering its tyres.

The McLaren Senna may have a slight advantage over the RC F in terms of weight. The McLaren tips the scales at 1,309 kilograms (2,886 pounds), while the Lexus drift car isn’t that much heavier at 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs).

Another factor to consider is the driver's skill. As the Lexus RC F is a modified drift car, it requires an expert to handle such high horsepower and torque, which brings us to the RC F's driver, Ahmad Daham.

Daham is a five-time Middle East drift champion and a Guinness World Record holder for the longest twin drift. If we're talking about skills, this man has definitely got it.

That said, did Daham's drifting skill translate to straight-line speed? Or did Mat Watson's weekly drag race training pay off? We'll let you find out by watching the video atop this page.