Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Aventador


Top speed


1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

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
Way more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $376k More than 3x more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 10.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:25.0 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 70% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren P1  vs
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 1,150,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2011


Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4WD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,472 lb
Width 76.6 in 79.9 in
Height 46.8 in 44.7 in
Length 180.6 in 188.2 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Top speed 217 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.8 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:25.0
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS


Displacement 3,799 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren P1
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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