Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Veneno


McLaren P1
2.7 s
2.8 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
220 mph

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
More powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 750 HP More than 20% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp vs 4.25 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Lamborghini Veneno

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Veneno

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Much more expensive sticker price $4.106M vs $1.2M More than 3.5x more expensive harder to own
Fewer cars built 4 vs 375 93.7x fewer instances built
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 4,106,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2013
Number built 375 4


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,190 lb

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Top speed 217 mph 220 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.8 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 4.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 750 HP
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


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 Veneno
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