Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Corvette

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

McLaren P1
5.5 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
6:47.0
Corvette Z06
7:22.68

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $74k More than 15.5x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 12 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Much more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 80% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 8.3 s Around 35% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 198 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:22.68 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 85% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Corvette 
Brand McLaren Chevrolet
Price 1,150,000 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 217 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 8.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:22.68

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,130 lb
Width 76.6 in 76 in
Height 46.8 in 49.1 in
Length 180.6 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 105.7 in
McLaren P1
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