Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs Maserati MC12

0-60mph

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Maserati MC12
204 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Maserati MC12
11.3 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
6:47.0
Maserati MC12
7:24.30

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
Faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 11.3 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $770k Around 50% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 204 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 6.8 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:24.30 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 3,375 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Maserati MC12

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Maserati MC12

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Much bigger engine 5,999 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 60% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

McLaren P1  vs
Maserati MC12 
Brand McLaren Maserati
Price 1,150,000 770,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2004-2005
Number built 375 55

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 2WD
Shift system Automatic Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 3,375 lb
Width 76.6 in 82.5 in
Height 46.8 in 47.4 in
Length 180.6 in 202.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 110.2 in

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Maserati MC12 
Top speed 217 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 6.8 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:24.30
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 5.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 5,999 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren P1
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Maserati MC12
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