Speed comparison video shows the power of F1 racers

Leon Poultney
Speed comparison shows the power of F1 racers
Speed comparison shows the power of F1 racers

Kimi Raikkonen's surprise victory at the 2013 Melbourne Grand Prix wasn't the only treat in store for F1 fans last weekend. Organisers also hosted the Ultimate Speed Comparison to demonstrate the awesome power and cornering ability of modern F1 cars, by pitting one against a V8 racing car and a high-powered Mercedes road car.

Developing 556bhp, the Mercedes SL63 AMG Roadster is as powerful a car as you could hope for on the road and has nearly enough grunt to match the 600bhp Holden V8 Supercar - that's Australia's name for saloon car racers - that it's lined up next to on the start line. But both are dwarfed by the massive 830bhp produced by the naturally aspirated 2.3-litre V8 of Red Bull's F1 car.