Road Tests Real world tests of MT900 S vs McLaren F1

0-60mph

MT900 S
3.4 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s
The numbers do the talking: The F1 blasts to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
McLaren F1 | by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)

Top speed

MT900 S
190 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
You pay a price for this performance at the gas pump, yet the efficiency of the engine, a drag coefficient of just 0.32, and the enormous benefits of a light 2579-pound curb weight mean consumption is reasonable.
McLaren F1 | by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)

0-100mph

MT900 S
7.5 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s
The standing quarter-mile is dispatched in a dazzling 11.1 seconds at 138 mph—about a second quicker and 15 mph faster than any other supercar we've tested.
McLaren F1 | by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)

1/4 mile

MT900 S
11.8 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s
The Fl runs into the 7500 rpm redline in sixth at 221 mph—but it's still accelerating.
McLaren F1 | by Car and Driver (Aug, 1994)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mosler MT900 S

Reasons to consider the
Mosler MT900 S

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More torque 515 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of McLaren F1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren F1

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 190 mph 52 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $330k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 11.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 7,000 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MT900 S  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand Mosler McLaren
Price 329,900 970,000
Year 2005 1992-1998

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.45 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,500 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 515 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,670 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.62 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,450 lb 2,513 lb
Width 79 in 75.6 in
Height 43.5 in 44.1 in
Length 189 in 168.8 in
Front track width 66 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 109 in 107.1 in

road tests

MT900 S  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 190 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.2 s
0-100mph 7.5 s 6.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/LSD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.82:1
2: 2.05:1
3: 1.41:1
4: 1.12:1
5: 0.92:1
6: 0.6:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 2.37:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 254 432/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 305 432/? 292
Mosler MT900 S
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