Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs LaFerrari

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
LaFerrari
2.7 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
LaFerrari
217 mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Fewer cars built 65 vs 499 7.7x fewer instances built
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 217 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,766 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Ferrari LaFerrari

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari LaFerrari

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.72 s vs 11.1 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.2 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Way more more powerful engine 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 50% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $1.30M vs $970k Around 35% more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 2.91 lb/hp vs 4.01 lb/hp More than 25% better power-to-weight ratio
Way higher redline 9,250 RPM vs 7,500 RPM Around 25% more revs
Faster to 200kph 7 s vs 9.4 s More than 25% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
LaFerrari 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 970,000 1,300,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2013
Number built 65 499

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Paddle shifters N/A Standard

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 2,766 lb
Width 75.6 in 78.4 in
Height 44.1 in 43.9 in
Length 168.8 in 185.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 104.3 in

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
LaFerrari 
Top speed 242 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 9.72 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.7 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 2.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 9,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 41%/59%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 13.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in
McLaren F1
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