Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 GT1 ’98

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT1 ’98

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Lighter curb weight 2,094 lb vs 3,161 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of McLaren MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren MP4-12C

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Bigger engine 3,799 cc vs 3,200 cc Around 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT1 ’98  vs
MP4-12C 
Brand Porsche McLaren
Type of car Race car Production car
Year 1998 2011

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 13.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 305 235/35 19
Rear wheels 457/? 330 305/30 20

power & handling

911 GT1 ’98  vs
MP4-12C 
Power-to-weight ratio 3.81 lb/hp 5.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 549 HP @ 7,200 RPM 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 464 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,200 cc 3,799 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 2.93 in / 3.76 in 3.66 in / 2.75 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,094 lb 3,161 lb
Width 78.3 in 75.2 in
Height 44.9 in 47.2 in
Length 192.5 in 177.4 in
Porsche 911 GT1 ’98
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McLaren MP4-12C
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