Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Venom GT

0-60mph

McLaren F1
3.2 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

0-100mph

McLaren F1
6.3 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
Venom GT
9.95 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 2,743 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 90% stronger engine
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 85% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 11.1 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 270 mph vs 242 mph 28 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 6.3 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 4.01 lb/hp Around 45% better power-to-weight ratio
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
Venom GT 
Brand McLaren Hennessey
Price 970,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2010
Number built 65 30

design

Chief designer Gordon Murray Steve Everitt
Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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 3.36:1

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/? 229 265/30 19
Rear wheels 432/? 292 345/30 20

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 242 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 5.3 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,064 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 2,743 lb
Width 75.6 in 77.2 in
Height 44.1 in 42.5 in
Length 168.8 in 183.3 in
Front track width 61.7 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 110.2 in
McLaren F1
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Hennessey Venom GT
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