Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Ferrari FXX


McLaren P1
2.7 s
Ferrari FXX
2.8 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Ferrari FXX
244 mph

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
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 505 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 800 HP @ 8,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Side view of Ferrari FXX

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari FXX

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Faster top speed 244 mph vs 217 mph 27 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $1.816M vs $1.2M Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,262 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 65% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,546 lb vs 3,036 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren P1  vs
Ferrari FXX 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 1,150,000 1,816,000
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2014 2005


Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 2WD
Shift system Automatic Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Ferrari FXX 
Top speed 217 mph 244 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.8 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 3.18 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 800 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 505 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,799 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,546 lb
Width 76.6 in 2,035 in
Height 46.8 in 1,147 in
Length 180.6 in 185.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in
McLaren P1
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