Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs 962 Le Mans

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
962 Le Mans
2.6 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
962 Le Mans
250 mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
962 Le Mans
9.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Front view of Dauer 962 Le Mans

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Dauer 962 Le Mans

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.7 s vs 11.1 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 2.6 s vs 3.2 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 250 mph vs 242 mph 8 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 720 HP @ 7,400 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $1.20M vs $970k Around 25% more expensive harder to own
More torque 519 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.3 lb/hp vs 4.01 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 200kph 6.9 s vs 9.4 s More than 25% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
962 Le Mans 
Brand McLaren Dauer
Price 970,000 1,200,000
Year 1992-1998 1994

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 3.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 720 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 519 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,800 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V12 Flat 6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.74 in / 2.77 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
962 Le Mans 
Top speed 242 mph 250 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 9.7 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.6 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 6.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.31

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD w/Limited Slip Differential
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Front wheels 432/? 229 457/? 267
Rear wheels 432/? 292 457/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 2,376 lb
Width 75.6 in 78.1 in
Height 44.1 in 41.3 in
Length 168.8 in 183.1 in
McLaren F1
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Dauer 962 Le Mans
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