Formula One teams spend millions of dollars each year researching and developing racing technology in order to make their race cars as fast as possible, so it's no surprise that they're capable of beating just about anything on a track. But just how much faster is an F1 car than a $300,000 supercar?
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team set out to find out at the 2014 Race The Runway charity event. The event gives supercar owners the opportunity to drag race head-to-head on a mile-long runway at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.
Mercedes sponsored the event, and as a finale, they pitted their 2012 F1W03 F1 car, powered by a naturally aspirated V8, against the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series. The SLS AMG Black Series is a $300,000 supercar powered by a 631 horsepower, 6.2 liter V8 engine, and with a 0-60 MPH time of just 3.2 seconds, it's one of the fastest cars on the road.
Auto Express documented what happened when the two cars lined up against each other on the runway:
The deficit by which it the F1 car dominates the SLS Black Series is pretty staggering...
Header photo by Mercedes-Benz.