Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Venom GT

0-60mph

McLaren P1
2.7 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

0-100mph

McLaren P1
5.5 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

0-200mph

McLaren P1
20 s
Venom GT
14.51 s

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $950k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 217 mph 53 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Fewer cars built 30 vs 375 12.5x fewer instances built
Way more more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
More torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 65% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 3.36 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,036 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 300kph 13.63 s vs 17 s Around 20% faster to 300kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Venom GT 
Brand McLaren Hennessey
Price 1,150,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2010
Number built 375 30

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,743 lb
Width 76.6 in 77.2 in
Height 46.8 in 42.5 in
Length 180.6 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 110.2 in

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 217 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.3 s
0-200mph 20 s 14.51 s
0-300kph 17 s 13.63 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
McLaren P1
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Hennessey Venom GT
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