Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs GT90 Concept

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
GT90 Concept
3.1 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
GT90 Concept
253 mph

0-100mph

McLaren F1
6.3 s
GT90 Concept
6.2 s

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
GT90 Concept
10.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,199 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ford GT90 Concept

Reasons to consider the
Ford GT90 Concept

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 660 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 242 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 720 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
GT90 Concept 
Brand McLaren Ford
Type of car Production car Concept car
Year 1992-1998 1995

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 4.44 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 720 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 660 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 5,927 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.55 in / 3.04 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
GT90 Concept 
Top speed 242 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 10.9 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.1 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 6.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc
Front wheels 432/? 229 457/? 508
Rear wheels 432/? 292 483/? 660

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 3,199 lb
Width 75.6 in 77.3 in
Height 44.1 in 44.9 in
Front track width 61.7 in 176 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 116 in
McLaren F1
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Ford GT90 Concept
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