Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Reventón

0-60mph

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s

Braking distance at 60mph

McLaren F1
127 ft

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Faster to 100mph 6.3 s vs 7.6 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 221 mph 21 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,671 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 11.6 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp vs 5.73 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 200kph 9.4 s vs 11.1 s More than 15% faster to 200kph
Side view of Lamborghini Reventón

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Lamborghini Reventón Coupe

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A lot faster stopping from 60mph 111 ft vs 127 ft Around 15% faster stopping from 60mph
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Slightly bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 6,064 cc More than 5% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
Reventón 
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 970,000 1,000,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2007-2009
City mileage 9 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 12 MPG
Number built 65 21

design

Chief designer Gordon Murray Manfred Fitzgerald
Chief engineer Gordon Murray Maurizio Reggiani
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make McLaren 6 Speed Lamborghini E-Gear 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 4x4
Shift system Manual Semi-automatic
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 3.14:1
Paddle shifters N/A Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Dual struts, anti-roll, anti-dive and anti-squat bar w/ hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Dual struts, anti-roll, anti-dive and anti-squat bar w/ hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 14.93 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 13.95 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin 235/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Front wheels 432/? 229 245/35 18
Wheel material Magnesium Alloy
Rear tires Michelin 315/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Rear wheels 432/? 292 335/30 18
Wheel material Magnesium Alloy

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Reventón 
Top speed 242 mph 221 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 11.6 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 7.6 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 11.1 s
Distance 127 ft 111 ft
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 5.73 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.7 feet 41.2 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make BMW S70/2 Lamborghini 6.2L V12
Displacement 6,064 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.46 in / 3.5 in
Block material Aluminum Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum Aluminum
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system BMW Valvetronic Lamborghini VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 3,671 lb
Width 75.6 in 80.9 in
Height 44.1 in 44.6 in
Length 168.8 in 184.7 in
Front track width 61.7 in 64.26 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 104.73 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
McLaren F1
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Lamborghini Reventón Coupe
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