Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Ferrari F40

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
Ferrari F40
3.8 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Ferrari F40
201 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
Ferrari F40
11.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 201 mph 41 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $306k Around 3.2x more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 2x bigger engine
More powerful engine 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 472 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 3.2 s vs 3.8 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,794 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Ferrari F40

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Ferrari F40

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
Ferrari F40 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 970,000 306,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 1987-1992

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
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 2.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 12.99 in Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 12.99 in Disc
Front wheels 432/? 229 432/? 17
Rear wheels 432/? 292 432/? 17

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 2,794 lb
Width 75.6 in 78 in
Height 44.1 in 44.5 in
Length 168.8 in 174.4 in
Front track width 61.7 in 62.8 in
Ground clearance 4.7 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 96.5 in

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Ferrari F40 
Top speed 242 mph 201 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.8 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 8 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 10.4 s
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 5.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 472 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 426 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 7.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.23 in / 2.74 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren F1
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