The McLarenP1 v the La Ferrari v the Porsche 918 Spyder

The McLarenP1 v the La Ferrari v the Porsche 918 Spyder

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The McLaren P1


The McLaren is powered from a 903 horse power v8 hybrid. The top speed is a staggering 217 mph and it does naught to 60 in 2.8 seconds. It’s got a rear wheel drive system making the car extremely exciting. The McLaren weighs 1.4 tonnes and it’s got a better power to weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron, 645bhp per ton compared to the Veyron’s 594bhp per tonne and to save weight the foot well is an optional extra. The McLaren has 599 kg (five times) more down force than the McLaren 12c. The Pirelli P0 Corsa rubber has a rare compound and the Pirelli P0 Corsa rubber is what they used on the McLaren P1.  McLaren were supposed to make 500 P1s but they were worried it wouldn’t be exclusive enough so they only made 375!

The La Ferrari


The La Ferrari has got 950 break horse power generated from a 6.3 litre V12 hybrid engine.  It is the most expensive out of the three at £1.15 million.  They have also only made 499 of these and they are all already sold out so it’s unlikely you will have one.  I think the La Ferrari’s styling is the best and it’s the most exciting to drive but it’s less nice to drive on long trips and as an everyday car.

The Porsche 918 Spyder


The Porsche 918 has a 4 wheel drive system making it unique compared to the other two.  This means it can do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and this is all thanks to a 875bhp engine.  The Porsche 918 has a 4.6 litre V8 that has 535 per tonne power to weight ratio.  They only made 918 of these but they’re not all sold out and it’s also the cheapest of the three at £704,000.  Like the others it also has a hybrid system.  The car can do 19 miles on the electric motor unlike the McLaren that can only do 7 miles.  With the La Ferrari you can’t separate the electric motor from the petrol motor and the McLaren and the Porsche can be joined so they can work together.

What I prefer

I preferred the La Ferrari when they were still selling them, but now that they are unavailable I prefer the McLaren, although the Porsche sounds better!

3 Responses

  1. Another interesting article. Could you do a track day car review please? Thanks, Dad

  2. It’s really great that people are sharing this inmorfation.

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