Road Tests Real world tests of McLaren P1 vs F1


McLaren P1
2.7 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph


McLaren P1
5.5 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
McLaren F1

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
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.8 s vs 11.1 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
More torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 6.3 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp vs 4.01 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Slightly more expensive sticker price $1.2M vs $970k Around 20% more expensive harder to own
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 7:11.0 More than 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Side view of McLaren F1

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McLaren F1

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Fewer cars built 65 vs 375 5.8x fewer instances built
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 217 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 60% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,036 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


McLaren P1  vs
Brand McLaren McLaren
Price 1,150,000 970,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 1992-1998
Number built 375 65


Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb 2,513 lb
Width 76.6 in 75.6 in
Height 46.8 in 44.1 in
Length 180.6 in 168.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 107.1 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

McLaren P1  vs
Top speed 217 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.2 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 6.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0 7:11.0
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,799 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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