Video: Mercedes SLS AMG vs. Lamborghini Huracán

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This what happens when you take an 800-horse Mercedes SLS AMG and pit it against a Lamborghini Huracan.

The Russian outfit DragTimes captured a full summer festival of drag racing, including this race in the Unlimited 500+ horsepower category. The Mercedes SLS AMG has a Weistec twin-screw supercharger and a Morendi M800 tune taking it all the way to 800 horses. The Huracán LP610-4 has just 610 horses on tap and no details on modifications.

800 HP Mercedes SLS AMG

If you’re thinking that last number sounds odd, it’s because an LP610-4 comes from the factory with 602 horses. We can’t find a stat for this particular car’s torque, but in stock form, the V10 delivers 412 lb-ft. It does have four-wheel-drive to help it off the line though.

This really is a race between chalk and cheese. The Mercedes is an elegant-yet-brutal V8 SLS AMG with drive going to the rear. The Lamborghini? It’s an ostentatious car with a shouty V12 driving all four wheels. On paper, the slightly lighter mid-engined four-wheel-drive car should get off the line first. The real battle should be in the meat of the half-mile drag race.

That’s not how it plays out. It’s worth watching the video to see what actually happens.

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