Road Tests Real world tests of MP4-12C vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

MP4-12C
3.1 s

Top speed

MP4-12C
205 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 mph

0-100mph

MP4-12C
5.9 s

Top Gear track time

MP4-12C
1:16.20
Koenigsegg CCX
1:17.60

1/4 mile

MP4-12C
11 s

Nurburgring time

MP4-12C
7:28.0
Koenigsegg CCX
7:33.60

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren MP4-12C

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Slightly great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.20 vs 1:17.60 Almost the same
Slightly faster to 100mph 5.9 s vs 6.5 s Around 10% faster to 100mph
Slightly faster to 200kph 8.7 s vs 9.3 s More than 5% faster to 200kph
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Koenigsegg CCX

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Much more expensive sticker price $695k vs $229k More than 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 205 mph 37 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 11 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 4,700 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,161 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MP4-12C  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand McLaren Koenigsegg
Price 229,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2006
City mileage 11 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 18 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard removable

transmission

Transmission make McLaren SSG Clima 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Unknown Double wishbone, Independent
Front brakes 14.6 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.8 in Ventilated Disc 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 235/35 19 255/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 305/30 20 335/30 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Magnesium alloy

road tests

MP4-12C  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 205 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.1 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 5.9 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 8.7 s 9.3 s
Top gear time 1:16.20 1:17.60
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0 7:33.60
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.35 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 feet 36.1 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make McLaren M838T Koenigsegg V8
Displacement 3,799 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.7:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Cast Aluminium
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Cast Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,161 lb 2,822 lb
Width 75.2 in 78.6 in
Height 47.2 in 44.1 in
Length 177.4 in 169 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.7 in
McLaren MP4-12C
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