Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren F1 vs Maserati MC12

0-60mph

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph
Maserati MC12
204 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

McLaren F1
11.1 s
Maserati MC12
11.3 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren F1
7:11.0
Maserati MC12
7:24.30

Braking distance at 60mph

McLaren F1
127 ft
Maserati MC12
108 ft

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 204 mph 38 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $970k vs $770k More than 25% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,375 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:11.0 vs 7:24.30 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of Maserati MC12

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Maserati MC12

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A lot faster stopping from 60mph 108 ft vs 127 ft Around 15% faster stopping from 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren F1  vs
Maserati MC12 
Brand McLaren Maserati
Price 970,000 770,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1992-1998 2004-2005
Highest auction price 1994 McLaren F1, $1.705M, August 2006 2004 Maserati MC12, $1.072M, August 2006
City mileage 9 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 13 MPG
Number built 65 55

design

Chief designer Gordon Murray Frank Stephenson
Chief engineer Gordon Murray Giorgio Ascanelli
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make McLaren 6 Speed Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
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 4.1:1
Paddle shifters N/A Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin 235/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/35 ZR19
Front wheels 432/? 229 245/35 19
Wheel material Magnesium Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Michelin 315/45ZR17 Pirelli P Zero Corsa 345/35 ZR19
Rear wheels 432/? 292 345/35 19
Wheel material Magnesium Aluminum alloy

road tests

McLaren F1  vs
Maserati MC12 
Top speed 242 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.2 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 9.9 s
Distance 127 ft 108 ft
20.6km nurburgring time 7:11.0 7:24.30
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.01 lb/hp 5.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,700 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 41%/59%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.7 feet 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make BMW S70/2 Ferrari Tipo F140B
Displacement 6,064 cc 5,999 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Block material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system BMW Valvetronic Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,513 lb 3,375 lb
Width 75.6 in 82.5 in
Height 44.1 in 47.4 in
Length 168.8 in 202.5 in
Front track width 61.7 in 65.4 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 110.2 in
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