Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Murciélago


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 $311k Around 3.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 11.5 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 7 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 3,671 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Really great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:40.0 More than 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Much bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 70% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren P1  vs
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 1,150,000 311,100
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2004


Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4x4
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,671 lb
Width 76.6 in 81 in
Height 46.8 in 44.7 in
Length 180.6 in 181.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Top speed 217 mph 211 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 7 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 5.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,799 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.46 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren P1
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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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