66 Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari track tested, but the jury is still out

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Remember those school competitions where you were told that most important thing is to participate and everyone who participates is a "winner"?

On October 10th, UK supercar owners club "Supercar Driver" published onboard videos with all three of the "holy trinity" hypercars laping Silverstone National circuit. Same day, same driver, no manufacturer involvement and no excuses.

Results were interesting but somewhat anti-climactic, and, perhaps, too politically correct - all three posted laptimes within 0.34 seconds with each other - no clear winner and no losers.

No manufacturer should be ashamed of these results. Ferrari can take a deep breath and relax. They did score the slowest time, but LaFerrari was not embarrassed, and the 0.34 second difference can be shrugged off and blamed on tyres or sub-par driver performance.

Maybe all the avoidance and intimidation tactics were not needed after all. Some Ferrari owners clearly will not be intimidated (thank you Paul Baily!).

It is more than likely that we will soon see a second set of comparable laptimes for the "holy trinity". This set will be revealed in the upcoming Amazon Prime car show, hosted by former TopGear presenters.

4y ago by FastestLaps
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BR2+  4y ago

Nobody wouldnt be happy with one, But its getting tired.


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saxy  4y ago

I think the answer is simple and that is id be happy to have all of the 3.

And yeah, how about that Fiat? I saw pictures of an auto trans I wonder if that's a slow cheap one or more modern ones


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BR2+  4y ago

Id rather talk about a new Fiat at this point then with these 3, Yes there all great cars, But good lord we have seen them on track and the road, There are other cars....


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FastestLaps  4y ago

chris harris will also be releasing the 52 minute!! comparison today (see his twitter account)

Starting to refresh his YouTube site in 3...2...1...


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lafars  4y ago

chris harris will also be releasing the 52 minute!! comparison today (see his twitter account)


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dddd  4y ago

The good thing is that Laferrari's acceleration result is such a crap that it is weird.

I dont think that Laferrari had a good traction...0-60 mp/h 3,68s ? 0-100 mp/h in ~6,5s ? So how will F12 accelerate there ? 0-60 mp/h in 5s, 0-100 mp/h in 10s and 0-186 mph in 2 minutes ?


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saxy  4y ago

tbh, the Laferrari lap looked completely planted and tidy, while the P1 was struggling for traction, probably over driven. As I've said like 2 years ago, the 918 is the fastest out of the box for anyone who's never driven any of the cars. It's simple, it's much easier to drive at the limit.

But man, beating the Veyron SS in the dragrace is tough.


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dddd  4y ago

Its realy disappointing. No excuses. Ferrari with that kind of engine, RWD (which is better for a high speed acceleration) etc did such a horrid result. That result is a disaster for Laferrari (acceleration).

I didnt see the second movie...Different result.

So Laferrari is bad in straight line but amazing on tracks. Nice to see that Ferrari is so good at track.


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lafars  4y ago

 

video for refrence


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lafars  4y ago

the results of salomondrin hyper 5 are in and not surprising
fastest laptime - 918
fastest 1/4 mile - 918


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saxy  4y ago

I wasn't surprised the P1 would win. More torque and a DRS wing.


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Thiago_Lins  4y ago

It's a hypercar shootout to see which one hits 186 mph the fastest.

 


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saxy  4y ago

Originally estimated to be 15 seconds a lap faster around the ring. 6:30 is much more like the time this car should set, considering that GT3 cars are completing the north ring in about 6:30-635, albeit 280m shorter. I've always suspected there's more time left the car.


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A.P.  4y ago

The original source is Chris Singh`s Instagram:
https://instagram.com/p/-AG1b1BPoc/?taken-at=366426428


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BR2+  4y ago

...That happens eryday....Nothing new.


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FastestLaps  4y ago

...Speaking of Pagani laptimes.......

And people die in the meantime.


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BR2+  4y ago

...Speaking of Pagani laptimes.........


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NIN  4y ago

Revolucion tires are - front 255/645/R19; rear 335/705/R20 slicks.

No, it isn't street legal.


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art0  4y ago

I'm not in position to convince world around this result was confirmed by Pagani or Guiness Book of Records :)

What I would like to highlight such result is....more than impressive. Wheather it is true or not....sooner or later we will get confirmation/rejection.

As far as I was able to dig it out...it was first published on Facebook by Love Cars and still it i s not finally confirmed, which support your thesis FastestsLaps.... but....let me hope you are wrong :-)


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FastestLaps  4y ago

Please check roadandtrack.com or many other pages. It seems it is official.

Other pages are other pages, but the one page that matters is pagani.com. All the other articles say that time has not been confirmed by Pagani.

I don't even know if Revolucion is street legal or not. Or were they using street legal tyres.