Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs LaFerrari

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
LaFerrari
2.7 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
LaFerrari
217 mph

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s

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
Fewer cars built 375 vs 499 Around 25% fewer instances built
Side view of Ferrari LaFerrari

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari LaFerrari

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Much bigger engine 6,262 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 65% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 2.91 lb/hp vs 3.36 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 2,766 lb vs 3,036 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 300kph 15 s vs 17 s More than 10% faster to 300kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
LaFerrari 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 1,150,000 1,300,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2013
Number built 375 499

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,766 lb
Width 76.6 in 78.4 in
Height 46.8 in 43.9 in
Length 180.6 in 185.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
LaFerrari 
Top speed 217 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 9.72 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.7 s
0-300kph 17 s 15 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 2.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in
McLaren P1
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Ferrari LaFerrari
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