Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Ferrari Enzo

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
Ferrari Enzo
3.14 s
All said and done, McLaren says the P1 will hit 62 mph in less than three seconds, 124 mph in less than seven seconds and 186 mph in less than 17 seconds (that’s 5 seconds faster than the McLaren F1).
McLaren P1 | by MotorTrend

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Ferrari Enzo
218 mph
Its top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph, because, McLaren says, they’re after all-out street and track performance, not top speed.
McLaren P1 | by MotorTrend

0-100mph

McLaren P1
5.5 s
Ferrari Enzo
6.4 s
Combined system output for the plug-in hybrid hypercar will be 903 hp and 664 lb-ft.
McLaren P1 | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Ferrari Enzo
10.8 s
The brakes are designed specifically for the P1 by Akebono and feature a new carbon-ceramic composite never before used on a road car that’s been infused with silicon-carbide.
McLaren P1 | by MotorTrend

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
6:47.0
Ferrari Enzo
7:25.70
It also acts as an airbrake under hard braking.
McLaren P1 | by MotorTrend

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
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM Around 40% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $650k More than 75% more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 10.8 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:25.70 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Back view of Ferrari Enzo

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari Enzo

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Much bigger engine 5,998 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 60% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 1,150,000 650,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2002-2005
Number built 375 399

design

Body style Coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 2WD
Shift system Automatic Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,009 lb
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Top speed 217 mph 218 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.14 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 6.4 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:25.70
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 4.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 5,998 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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