Road Tests Real world tests of S7 Twin Turbo Competition vs McLaren F1

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

Reasons to consider the
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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Way more more powerful engine 1,000 HP vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.6 s vs 3.2 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 6,991 cc vs 6,064 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Side view of McLaren F1

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McLaren F1

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More expensive sticker price $970k vs $555k Around 75% more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,500 RPM More than 15% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,950 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand Saleen McLaren
Price 555,000 970,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006 1992-1998

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,000 HP 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,991 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.8:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.12 in / 4 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 248 mph 242 mph
0-60mph 2.6 s 3.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip Differential 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.86:1
2: 1.61:1
3: 1.14:1
4: 0.96:1
5: 0.81:1
6: 0.64:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1 2.37:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 483/? 241 432/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 305 432/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,950 lb 2,513 lb
Width 78.3 in 75.6 in
Height 41 in 44.1 in
Length 188 in 168.8 in
Front track width 68.8 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 107.1 in
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
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