Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs One Car

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
One Car
1.7 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
One Car
225 mph

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
6:47.0
One Car
5:58.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Significantly more torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 295 ft-lb Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,799 cc vs 2,400 cc Around 60% bigger engine
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Reasons to consider the
Formula One Car

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Faster to 60mph 1.7 s vs 2.7 s More than 35% faster to 60mph
Significantly lighter curb weight 1,415 lb vs 3,036 lb 2.1x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster top speed 225 mph vs 217 mph 8 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Really great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 5:58.0 vs 6:47.0 More than 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Faster to 300kph 8.6 s vs 17 s Around 50% faster to 300kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
One Car 
Brand McLaren Formula
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2014 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 1.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 900 HP
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 295 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 2,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 4 in / Unknown
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
One Car 
Top speed 217 mph 225 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s 1.7 s
0-300kph 17 s 8.6 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 5:58.0
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.7

transmission

Shift system Automatic Semi-automatic

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 1,415 lb
Width 76.6 in 1,800 in
Height 46.8 in 950 in
Length 180.6 in 4,800 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 118 in
McLaren P1
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