British supercar takes on modified superbike in rolling drag race

The McLaren 720S is one of the fastest cars on sale at the moment, but what happens when you square a supercar up against a superbike in a rolling drag race?

Well, that's what YouTuber Do It With Dan decided to find out when he came across a matte-black-wrapped example of McLaren's second-gen Super Series model riding his modified Kawasaki Ninja H2 in America.

Power in the 720S comes from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 making a meaty 527kW of power and 770Nm of torque sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The Kawasaki, meanwhile, features a supercharged 998cc inline four generating 200hp (149kW) in standard guise. Do It With Dan's bike has been tuned to make 250hp (186kW) at high speeds thanks to a ram intake modification.

Now, the rolling drag race does take place on a public road – we do not condone street racing in any form – but if you fast forward to about 3:50 of the six-minute clip, you can watch the highway duel which ends with an interesting result.