Yeah, and a Corvette goes faster than a go-kart. Doesn't help much for a go-karting competition though.
Personally, there's not really a huge difference in execution speed between these two languages that can't be made up for with architecture. Process your vision on the laptop, run your control loops in separate threads, and handle user interactions in an event oriented fashion. This will result in code that is easier to build, understand, maintain, read, re-use, etc.