Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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More expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $950k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT2

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT2

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Much more powerful engine 1,500 HP vs 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 65% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,000 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 85% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,685 lb vs 3,036 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Venom GT2 
Brand McLaren Hennessey
Price 1,150,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2013

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

power & handling

McLaren P1  vs
Venom GT2 
Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 1.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 1,500 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,685 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
McLaren P1
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Hennessey Venom GT2
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