Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs One Car

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
One Car
1.7 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
One Car
225 mph

Nurburgring time

McLaren F1
7:11.0
One Car
5:58.0

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 2,400 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
More torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 295 ft-lb Around 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 225 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Back view of Formula One Car

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Formula One Car

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Much sticky cornering g 6 g vs 0.86 g Around 7x sticky cornering g
Much higher redline 18,000 RPM vs 7,500 RPM Around 2.5x more revs
Faster to 60mph 1.7 s vs 3.2 s More than 45% faster to 60mph
Way more more powerful engine 900 HP vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 1,415 lb vs 2,513 lb Around 45% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 5:58.0 vs 7:11.0 More than 15% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Faster to 200kph 3.8 s vs 9.4 s 2.5x faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
One Car 
Brand McLaren Formula
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 1992-1998 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 1.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 900 HP
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 295 ft-lb
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 18,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 2,400 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 4 in / Unknown
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 1,415 lb
Width 75.6 in 1,800 in
Height 44.1 in 950 in
Length 168.8 in 4,800 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 118 in

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
One Car 
Top speed 242 mph 225 mph
0-60mph 3.2 s 1.7 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 3.8 s
Lateral acceleration 0.86 g 6 g
20.6km nurburgring time 7:11.0 5:58.0
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.7

transmission

Shift system Manual Semi-automatic

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Unknown
Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin 235/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero
Front wheels 432/? 229 Unknown/? 13
Wheel material Magnesium Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Michelin 315/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero
Rear wheels 432/? 292 Unknown/? Unknown
Wheel material Magnesium Forged Aluminum
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