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

0-60mph

Top speed

S7 Twin Turbo
247 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

S7 Twin Turbo
10.5 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 702 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Sticky cornering g 1.1 g vs 0.86 g Around 30% sticky cornering g
Faster in the quarter mile 10.5 s vs 11.1 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 740 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Bigger engine 7,000 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
Slightly lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,750 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Twin Turbo  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand Saleen McLaren
Price 555,000 970,000
Year 2005 1992-1998
Highest auction price $412k, January 2009 1994 McLaren F1, $1.705M, August 2006

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip Differential 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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 2,750 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

road tests

S7 Twin Turbo  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 247 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 10.5 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.2 s
0-100mph 5.9 s 6.3 s
0-200kph 9.9 s 9.4 s
Lateral acceleration 1.1 g 0.86 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.72 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 740 HP @ 6,300 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 702 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,000 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
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
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
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