Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren F1
7:11.0
Koenigsegg CCX
7:33.60

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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More expensive sticker price $970k vs $695k Around 40% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 4,700 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,822 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:11.0 vs 7:33.60 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

Reasons to consider the
Koenigsegg CCX

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 0.86 g Around 65% sticky cornering g
More powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 11.1 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand McLaren Koenigsegg
Price 970,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2006
Highest auction price 1994 McLaren F1, $1.705M, August 2006 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, $381k, October 2012
City mileage 9 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 18 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard removable

transmission

Transmission make McLaren 6 Speed Clima 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
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
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 2.37:1 3.36:1
Paddle shifters N/A Optional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin 235/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 432/? 229 255/35 19
Wheel material Magnesium Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Michelin 315/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 432/? 292 335/30 20
Wheel material Magnesium Magnesium alloy

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 242 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 9.3 s
Lateral acceleration 0.86 g 1.4 g
20.6km nurburgring time 7:11.0 7:33.60
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 45%/55%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.7 feet 36.1 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make BMW S70/2 Koenigsegg V8
Displacement 6,064 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Block material Aluminum Cast Aluminium
Cylinder head material Aluminum Cast Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 2,822 lb
Width 75.6 in 78.6 in
Height 44.1 in 44.1 in
Length 168.8 in 169 in
Ground clearance 4.7 in 3.9 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 104.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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