Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Sesto Elemento


Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Sesto Elemento
217 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 570 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM More than 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp vs 3.86 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Fewer cars built 20 vs 375 18.8x fewer instances built
Way more expensive sticker price $2.20M vs $1.2M More than 90% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 2.7 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,200 lb vs 3,036 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 5,204 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 35% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren P1  vs
Sesto Elemento 
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 1,150,000 2,200,000
Type of car Production car Concept car
Year 2014 2010
Number built 375 20


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


Displacement 3,799 cc 5,204 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Sesto Elemento 
Top speed 217 mph 217 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 3.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 570 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,200 lb
McLaren P1
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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
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