Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT2 RS vs McLaren F1

0-60mph

911 GT2 RS
3.7 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s

Top speed

911 GT2 RS
204 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph

0-100mph

911 GT2 RS
6.5 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s

1/4 mile

911 GT2 RS
11 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

911 GT2 RS
7:24.0
McLaren F1
7:11.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 518 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 204 mph 38 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $246k Around 4x more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,064 cc vs 3,600 cc Around 70% bigger engine
Faster to 60mph 3.2 s vs 3.7 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 3,014 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,800 RPM More than 10% more revs
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:11.0 vs 7:24.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT2 RS  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand Porsche McLaren
Price 245,950 970,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 1992-1998
City mileage 15 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 23 MPG
Number built 500 65

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.92 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 39%/61% 42%/58%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 GT2 RS  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 204 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.2 s
0-100mph 6.5 s 6.3 s
0-200kph 9.4 s 9.4 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.0 7:11.0

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM, LSD 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.15:1
2: 1.89:1
3: 1.4:1
4: 1.09:1
5: 0.89:1
6: 0.73:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 2.37:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.96 in Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 483/? 19 432/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 19 432/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,014 lb 2,513 lb
Width 72.9 in 75.6 in
Height 58.3 in 44.1 in
Length 175.9 in 168.8 in
Front track width 59.4 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 107.1 in
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
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