Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs EB110

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
EB110 SS
3.1 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
EB110 SS
219 mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
EB110 SS
11 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren F1
7:11.0
EB110 SS
8:01.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $380k More than 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 219 mph 23 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,500 cc Around 75% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,461 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Really great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:11.0 vs 8:01.0 More than 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Back view of Bugatti EB110

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Bugatti EB110 SS

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
EB110 
Brand McLaren Bugatti
Price 970,000 380,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 1992-1995
City mileage 9 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 15 MPG
Number built 65 31

design

Chief designer Gordon Murray Marcello Gandini
Chief engineer Gordon Murray Romano Artioli
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make McLaren 6 Speed Bugatti 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 4x4
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.23:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.71:1
4: 1.39:1
5: 1.16:1
6: 0.93:1
Axle ratio 2.37:1 3.18:1
Paddle shifters N/A N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Double Wishbones with Variable Gas Dampers, Coil Springs, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Michelin 235/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot SX 245/40ZR-18
Front wheels 432/? 229 245/40 18
Wheel material Magnesium Alloy
Rear tires Michelin 315/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot SX 325/30ZR-18
Rear wheels 432/? 292 325/30 18
Wheel material Magnesium Alloy

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
EB110 
Top speed 242 mph 219 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.1 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 10.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:11.0 8:01.0
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.3

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 5.74 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 603 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 479 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.7 feet 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make BMW S70/2 Bugatti Quad Turbo 60ø V12
Displacement 6,064 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.19 in / 2.23 in
Block material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system BMW Valvetronic Bugatti Weber injection
Valves per cylinder 4 5

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 3,461 lb
Width 75.6 in 77.2 in
Height 44.1 in 44.3 in
Length 168.8 in 173.2 in
Front track width 61.7 in 61 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 100.4 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
McLaren F1
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