ULTIMATE SPEED COMPARISON Between F1 Car Vs Holden V8 Supercar Vs Mercedes SL63 AMG At The 2013 Australia FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX!

In time, it became something of a tradition at the opening event of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, for a crowd-pleasing race to take place featuring a fast car, fast racing car and the world’s fastest racing car. The results of this spectacular speed comparison were rather eye-opening.

During the 2013 edition of this event, former F1 driver David Coulthard sat behind the steering wheel of the Red Bull Racing RB7 F1 car, while two former champions of Moto GP played the role as the RB7’s bait: Casey Stoner driving his Australian Holden V8 Supercar and Mick Doohan steering the factory-spec Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG.

For those among you who aren’t familiar with F1 cars, here is a brief synopsis: they are ridiculously fast, run on 2.4L engines that can rev to an unreal 18,000 rpm, and deliver about 700hp. In case when that 700hp output gets them into trouble, there is some insane fighter jet-like aerodynamics to save the drivers from impending automotive disaster.

Meanwhile, the Holden V8 Supercar is more or less based on the Australian Commodore, sadly doesn’t run with a LS motor, but instead it uses a fuel-injected 5.0-liter small block, and delivers almost 600 hp. This is the same vehicle which the Red Bull Team uses in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series.

In the race, the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG took off first with a 16.8 second head start on the Holden V8 supercar. The F1 car gave the Holden V8 Supercar a 23.9 second lead ahead. However, these early launches were of no help to both the SL63 AMG and the Holden, as the F1 car quickly eliminated the 40 second gap with the Mercedes, and was first at the finish line. The Mercedes SL63 AMG and the Holden V8 were apparently tied on the finish line.

What is truly mind-blowing is just how much faster the Formula 1 car is in a speed comparison with the Mercedes-Benz SL AMG, as well as the modified Holden Commodore — both of them to known as fun-to drive and fast on the street.


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