McLaren 765LT vs Shelby GT500! | DRAG RACE

9 mar. 2021
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McLaren 765LT versus Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
3x races at Hennessey Performance in Texas, US
How much of a headstart does the Shelby GT500 need to be able to beat the veritable weapon that is the McLaren 765LT on the drag strip?!
After quickly clocking up some miles in my Shelby GT500 on the Where's Shmee: US Edition tour, it has now had the oil change service, been on the dyno, raced a Corvette C8 and we can say officially broken in, so it's time to put it to the test. To do so, on the strip at Hennessey Performance in Texas, we have it against a latest McLaren 765LT, arguably the king of the drag strip for stock production supercars.
The McLaren 765LT has 765hp from a 4.0l twin turbo V8, almost matching the 760hp found from the 5.2l supercharged V8 of the GT500. Both cars have 7 speed DCT gearboxes with power to the rear but substantially different weights; 4,200lbs / 1,925kg for the Mustang and 3,000lbs / 1,350kg for the 765LT. We're talking about a race between a $100k track spec muscle car and a $500k insane supercar!
How will the 3 races go, let's find out with Alex from Hennessey Performance piloting the McLaren 765LT against my Shelby GT500!
As expected, the 765LT is brutally fast, with the first race demonstrating that an equal launch gives the GT500 absolutely no chance - a clear demonstration of what the extra money gets you for driving performance. Up next when I attempt to 'cheat' and jump the start, the GT500 bogs down which highlights the importance of traction in such a car and again the 765LT has no problem therefore whizzing on through and taking the chequered flag. For the final run, even with a rolling start for the GT500, the 765LT manages to take-off with a significant disadvantage and still come desperately close to pulling through before the end showing very clearly that it's really the king of this type of drag racing.
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
00:45 Walkaround
03:06 765LT Test Drive
07:06 765LT Launch Control
08:11 Drag Race 1
10:27 Drag Race 2
12:22 Drag Race 3
14:37 Wrap Up
#McLaren #Shelby #WheresShmee


  • This was never going to be close race, so maybe I need to cheat a little bit to give the GT500 a chance...! It's amazing to see how blisteringly quick the 765LT really is when compared to a car that's otherwise very fast in its own right.

    Shmee150Shmee150Acum lună
    • Next time Try from 70m/h in third round

      manish explordmanish explordAcum 5 Zile
    • Shmee don't know how to race the gt500

      Mark PuliMark PuliAcum 29 Zile
    • Did you get to see the Venom GT while you were there? That would have been a great race to see.

      317 Rider317 RiderAcum lună
    • @Car Culture Nation hell yea

      Never broke AgainNever broke AgainAcum lună
    • I don't get it......sooo, you're comparing a $100k muscle car to a $500k sleek, super car? That's like apple and oranges and not even built for the same purposes.

      Steve CadetSteve CadetAcum lună
  • The important antarctica monthly open because rule concordingly approve athwart a panoramic wash. adventurous, makeshift passenger

    leo hugleo hugAcum 4 Zile
  • The GT500 launch is terrible, I think you need to dial up the RPM a little, bogging out

    Chauncey CainesChauncey CainesAcum 6 Zile
  • that's bullshit on the top end the gt500 gets stronger and stronger and McLaren is way lighter. so what are you trying to say

    wayne hallwayne hallAcum 8 Zile
  • dude on the top end the gt 500 run you down so what your saying is bullshit. you don't know how to drive the gt500 I have seen a lot of gt500 races against supercar and beat a lot of them and never got beaten that bad. I think your bullshitting and sandbagging the gt 500 to promote the McLaren

    wayne hallwayne hallAcum 8 Zile
  • 02:19 when you realize it's audi

    Kako KomeKako KomeAcum 8 Zile
  • Have a better car race with the 765lt that was not a race.

    Antwon RichardsonAntwon RichardsonAcum 10 Zile
  • Terrible version of Carwow

    Antonio WoodAntonio WoodAcum 11 Zile
  • Why don't you race a Pinto against a

    Stangedude 56Stangedude 56Acum 11 Zile
  • The 765lt makes 760whp. Should be called the 865lt

    Lights Out82Lights Out82Acum 12 Zile
  • Why do all these Yahoos put a track car set up for actual track racing with a bunk ass mustang and run it in a straight line for a 1/4 mile and try to act like the bunkstang actually could compete?

    zenas Healing circlezenas Healing circleAcum 13 Zile
  • 720s Faster than GT500 !!

    دنهشدنهشAcum 14 Zile
  • A Brit in an American Muscle car vs an American in a British supercar.....

    King KieniKing KieniAcum 15 Zile
  • Αpropriate Show. No contact between two cars anywhere. Hardcore raping porn with Ford as a victim

    Giorgos petinarelisGiorgos petinarelisAcum 20 Zile
  • lol the recording sucked, shoulda used the go pro views more to really be able to see the difference in distance between both cars

    juice jerryjuice jerryAcum 22 Zile
  • racegas, tyre mapping??? sorry

    Gilbert W.Gilbert W.Acum 26 Zile
  • His not a driver. Get needs a real driver

    Jose DiazJose DiazAcum 29 Zile
  • Shmee live fast, travel fast, speaks fast, and uploads fast. Damn.

    Fart Vader • 84 years agoFart Vader • 84 years agoAcum 29 Zile
  • What is the price difference between the two?

    Aaron StewartAaron StewartAcum lună
  • 8:58 - drone wins.

    Jason BrownJason BrownAcum lună
  • "Launch Control. Go!" Tmobile commercial. Punch self in nut bag.

    Jason BrownJason BrownAcum lună
  • One looks like it is making love to my wife (damn you!) and the other looks like it is in one of those Alien vs. Predator movies. I'm not sure what that all means, but hoping therapy reveals some answers.

    Jason BrownJason BrownAcum lună
  • One big cheat he is disguising and humiliating Shelby may be the mclaren guys have paid him for this

    Kapilar c sKapilar c sAcum lună
  • It is like he is wantedly promoting McLaren no Shelby

    Kapilar c sKapilar c sAcum lună
  • Your videos from America are really cool

    AlexAlexAcum lună
  • Bonkers!!!!!!!!!!!

    michael hopkinsmichael hopkinsAcum lună
  • To catch that Mac this Mustang needs 500 extra horses, see dragtimes!

    Sebas987Sebas987Acum lună
  • Why are they running on the unprepped part of the track backwards and not the correct direction?

    CRXPhilCRXPhilAcum lună
  • 765lt vs Agera RS

    themobbkillasthemobbkillasAcum lună
  • 765lt vs p1

    Ndumiso BuloseNdumiso BuloseAcum lună
  • It’s pretty hard to compare a car that’s 5 time the price

    tjlift22tjlift22Acum lună
  • 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

    Water GateWater GateAcum lună
  • weight makes a BIG difgerence,

    jessaiahjessaiahAcum lună
  • Comparing apples to oranges. 👎🏻

    Calling You Out!Calling You Out!Acum lună
  • English Richie Rich races his Mustang.

    Dexter The Ragdoll CatDexter The Ragdoll CatAcum lună
  • Hi SCHMEE, its ME!

    The UnderhillsThe UnderhillsAcum lună
  • 16 minutes to do a 10 second drag race. Guess this is a fast and furious movie...

    Dip My RydeDip My RydeAcum lună
  • the long tail is as fast as they come. We all know rich guys have access to fast cars. I for one am glad that hard working shlubs can buy mustangs camaros and challengers of various spec that can haul ass on a budget.

    Dwale BoyageanDwale BoyageanAcum lună
  • Stupid comparison.......

    Sandro IavazzoSandro IavazzoAcum lună
  • I’ll take the Mustang and pocket the other $300k.

    jason lommenjason lommenAcum lună
  • "Later"

    Steven TrostleSteven TrostleAcum lună
  • Bro u just don't know how to use it

    Bradley ParkerBradley ParkerAcum lună
  • Typical American muscle car, all loud farts but loses all races.

    justamanjustamanAcum lună
  • I bet

    Luke BowmanLuke BowmanAcum lună
  • Let's get it

    Luke BowmanLuke BowmanAcum lună
  • Yes

    Luke BowmanLuke BowmanAcum lună
  • It seems almost wrong that Tim is sat in that car. Being the quintessential, British, McLaren owning ROworldr, and seeing you in the Mustang is so strange. Still proud of that Woking built wonder though, what a machine!

    Paul GamblePaul GambleAcum lună
  • I'm sorry but you put the mustang in track mode after the race was finished?? that defeats the whole race? yes the 765LT is still a faster car but for $400K more

    Drew EnglesDrew EnglesAcum lună
  • 765LT is a monster but the GT500 sounds sooooo good

    Cebestian MalingaCebestian MalingaAcum lună
  • Pilot 👎

    Miky BognangaMiky BognangaAcum lună
  • Even if Tim was in his Mclaren Senna, he still would have lost against the LT675. He is the worst drag racer on youtuber. Making excuses like a karen....

    ROBROBAcum lună
  • It would be cool if Ford made a carbon edition gt500 where mostly everything is carbon

    Carlos NavaCarlos NavaAcum lună
  • Try the 2020 911 turbo '-'

    WarSeikerWarSeikerAcum lună
  • McClaren got bet by porsche 911

    ozzman 74ozzman 74Acum lună
  • 765lt is really nice but I rather have 3 other 100k cars with money left over

    ThrillseekerThrillseekerAcum lună
  • Learn to drive. It would have helped a bit lol!

    Richard KerseyRichard KerseyAcum lună
  • Can we not get somebody from Texas to come and take instead of some deep s*** from England go back home dingy.

    Hambone BrownHambone BrownAcum lună
  • Even against a stock non supercharged 'Vette C-8 " Buddy" can't launch a Mustang. My kid would do better. Go ride with a drag racer dude. Line lock it and burn the tires down. Then launch it right.

    Aubrey BrownAubrey BrownAcum lună
  • TRY SHIFTING IT YOURSELF!!!!! God you do not know how to drive

    Chad HendricksChad HendricksAcum lună
  • And question tim why you so scared to actually ride out a gear? This video when you were on it you had it in auto but when ever you drive a car in manual your sooooo scared to actually ride the gears all the way how come are you scared of going fast or is it you just don't know what you doing behind the wheel? Owning alot of cars doesn't mean you know how to drive them.

    Chad HendricksChad HendricksAcum lună
    • Schmee has driven his McLaren Senna on the Nurburgring and he did just fine. He knows how to drive - though I’ll agree that drag racing might not be his forte.

      DigitalfiendscomDigitalfiendscomAcum lună
  • The weight difference though...

    Zatiti CherryZatiti CherryAcum lună
  • You spent $100+k on a mustang wow that's so so sad. Well you are a brit and you can really get those pos cars over that easy I can see why you think is something spectacular and special.

    Chad HendricksChad HendricksAcum lună
  • Is it me or does it look like he is having a hard time getting off the line 😂

    Lurch 352Lurch 352Acum lună
  • First we will try the traditional "launch controls".

    Amir HAmir HAcum lună
  • Never seen someone getting beat be so excited about it 😆

  • Need a lotta more horses like its American guys with steroids 🤣

    Maykel SachMaykel SachAcum lună
  • I didn't get it.....sooo, you're comparing a $100k muscle car to a $500k sleek, super car? That's like apple and oranges.

    Steve CadetSteve CadetAcum lună
  • You cant drive and that car needs mods for it to be a good race

    Baboo west blvd CharlotteBaboo west blvd CharlotteAcum lună
  • You should have raced your senna against that 765 lt

    Utsav JhaUtsav JhaAcum lună
  • I need a new job

    C GreenfieldC GreenfieldAcum lună
  • Not bad considering the McLaren is almost half a million $$ and the McLaren has dyno at 800+ hp

    Ahren ScholzAhren ScholzAcum lună
  • Was good fun to watch this! Thanks Tim!

    Marc van der BentMarc van der BentAcum lună
  • My 2 fav powerful cars!

    VasilisVMGVasilisVMGAcum lună
  • it’s actually 860hp for 765lt

    Elijah HuaElijah HuaAcum lună
  • 8:30 so did he just called the gt500 British American muscle car.

    Yahir CastanedaYahir CastanedaAcum lună
    • I was thinking the same 🤣😅

      Jonathon Van De BelderJonathon Van De BelderAcum lună
  • 5 times the price for one second on a 1/4 mile run against a GT 500 Shelby! Super Sports racer vs American Hot Rod! With the rolling start for the Shelby, the super car at a stand still couldn’t catch the Shelby in a quarter mile so in a roll start to the legal speed limit the super car would reach the limit before it caught the Shelby.. the relative lead would stay the same!

    Arlie RieferArlie RieferAcum lună
  • Shmee, have you seen the Hoonicorn?

    B. SimpsonB. SimpsonAcum lună
  • This is just like a GT-R racing a Micra tbh 😐

    Stewart HendryStewart HendryAcum lună
  • Nice drag race

    PyroMotteFullHDPyroMotteFullHDAcum lună
  • Shmeeee, you have to brake boost launch it not launch control.

    Ruben LopezRuben LopezAcum lună
  • Did you let Hennessy perform any upgrades to your Mustang?

    SheShe PawpawSheShe PawpawAcum lună
  • Try your senna vs a ferrari

    LightningStriker OfficialLightningStriker OfficialAcum lună
  • Mustang everyday just for the noise, Awesome 👏

    robert stirzakerrobert stirzakerAcum lună
  • What a fun day!!! The GT500 may be slower than the 765LT, but it is by no means slow! The 765LT is just that freaking fast.

    KirkKirkAcum lună
  • I would take the Shelby any day if I had to choose. I don't care if it is slower than the McLaren. Nothing beats a proper muscle car in my opinion.

    DaKingaKingsDaKingaKingsAcum lună
  • McLaren 765LT better Power Performance mehr Power. Ford GT 500 good.

    Faraz SaeghFaraz SaeghAcum lună
  • This is awesome. 3 races in 1 video.

    PixelFXPixelFXAcum lună
  • is that a fcking joke? a MCLAREN vs an american trashcan?

    BruZe VayneBruZe VayneAcum lună
  • Needs a big nitros shot

    ayrton senna discipleayrton senna discipleAcum lună
  • No wonder you lost!! You should of raced the Hennessey VelociRaptor that was on the side

    RillawhatRillawhatAcum lună
  • The "launch control" or "traction" setting on that GT just plain sucks

    Felix GarciaFelix GarciaAcum lună
  • I'd like to see the McLaren versus a Tesla in a drag race, and then with a Kawasaki Ninja.

    Bob SebringBob SebringAcum lună
    • The McLaren will destroy any fat supercharged yank! The Ninja will win the early race but the McLaren will win in the end.

      Jimmy FarleyJimmy FarleyAcum 22 Zile
  • A 765LT Spyder in Orion purple.. COME ON TIM you know you wanna trade the 675 in for this!

    161ns161nsAcum lună
  • You get what you pay for.

    Clavicle NotchClavicle NotchAcum lună
  • That’s fast, but the GT500 sounds better! 😁👍🏻

    Paul HarveyPaul HarveyAcum lună
  • The sound and looks in the Mustang is sooo sweet.

    Nikolaj NLNikolaj NLAcum lună
  • Love

    nasos nasosnasos nasosAcum lună
  • For a car that has the engine in the front and weighs twice as much, I think the mustang did great.

    plastRd2thewallplastRd2thewallAcum lună
  • Throw a Kenne Bell on it

    Rich FRich FAcum lună
  • That Mustang launches like Charles Barkley swing a golf club. WTF is wrong with it? It keeps costing the car..Driver error?

    Sean KennedySean KennedyAcum lună