Porsche 918 Spyder vs McLaren P1

Picture of Porsche 918 Spyder
Picture of McLaren P1
Category Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
Engine layout 4.6 l V83.8 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 887 / 875916 / 903
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 1280 / 944900 / 664
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1654 / 36461519 / 3349
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 536 / 529603 / 595

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
0 - 30 mph 1.0 s1.8 s
0 - 40 mph 1.4 s1.7 s
0 - 60 mph 2.2 s2.6 s
0 - 70 mph 2.8 s3.0 s
0 - 80 mph 3.4 s3.5 s
0 - 90 mph 4.1 s4.1 s
0 - 100 mph 4.9 s4.7 s
0 - 110 mph 5.8 s5.5 s
0 - 120 mph 6.7 s6.3 s
0 - 130 mph 7.9 s7.4 s
0 - 140 mph 9.1 s8.5 s
0 - 150 mph 10.5 s9.9 s
0 - 200 mph 29.7 s23.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 6.6 s @ 119.3 mph6.7 s @ 122.4 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s @ 148.5 mph9.8 s @ 152.2 mph
1 mile 25.8 s @ 194.6 mph25.5 s @ 204.7 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
0 - 50 kph 1.3 s1.2 s
0 - 80 kph 1.8 s2.1 s
0 - 100 kph 2.5 s2.8 s
0 - 200 kph 7.0 s6.8 s
0 - 300 kph 19.1 s16.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 4.6 s4.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 12.8 s10.3 s

General performance

Category Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
Top speed 345 kph (214 mph)350 kph (217 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 9.0 s @ 646 ft8.5 s @ 600 ft
Est. max acceleration 1.25 g (12 m/s²)1.05 g (10 m/s²)

Summary

Category Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
Track Performance 10221080
Straight line speed 23322438
Total 33543518

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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AntaresX  1w ago

The Porsche fanbase under this post manages to complain about the numbers when the P1 produces twice the downforce, weighs significantly less and still has more power. At least 2 guys complained about the Spa lap time being set with other cars present on the track, but anyone that actually watched the video can see one driving by in the pit lane, and another one right before the end of the video that if anything helped the lap time with slipstream. At no point through the whole video was the 918 stuck behind someone else. If you keep up with the Porsche fanbase long enough, you’ll see that these excuses are common. You should see the comments below the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ’s record lap video, they’re saying it went faster than a GT2RS because it had a roll cage. Can’t wait to hear the excuse for the Senna being 7 seconds faster around Spa-Francorchamps than the GT2RS MR.

 

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Lambolover  1w ago

You should check the comments of Huracan Performante's Nurb lap
More than 90% of it is "fake time" lol


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HPF-700  1w ago

This must be a holy ground for worshipping Porsche cars and if you point out any of their cars being fishy or tampered with, they will address you as being a hater or talking nonsense.

It’s just one brand and non negotiable, the sad part is they are so full hate and are going through some anger management and hold you as the thick head that has issues that needs to accept that fastest times recorded, otherwise you have to stay silent while they throw at you all kinds of childish jokes and threats.


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GT2MR  1w ago @HPF-700

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Cocobe  1w ago

Err... both the P1 and the 918 spa lap was around as fast as a Ferrari 430 scuderia, obviously that weren’t a representative lap.

The notion is when the P1 was tested along side with the 918 properly, the 918 won most of the time. Cars now have gone much faster mostly thanks to much better tires. The Senna is faster the gt2rs MR on multiple tracks and it better be. But not 7 seconds as the Porsche had been impeded on the back straight.

Problem is what does mclaren have as an excuse for their P1 being not only slower than the 918 but also the Viper ACR when they said the P1 would be the best and fastest drivers car at the time. The 918 made no such claim and hence nobody gave them any chance. Doubt didn’t start coming until mclaren stopped talking about their missing Nurburgring record and that publications found the P1 not really that fast around tracks they claimed it would be


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Andrew Buksam  1w ago @Cocobe

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tamonekolevi  4y ago

I now could add/edit my previous post

Spa: the track was not empty and didn't drive the same driver...
Laguna Seca: count (918 wins)
Algarve International Circuit (Portimao): count (918 wins, because d'Ambrosio is (more) professional driver, obviously, his lap times from standing start are similar to those of Harris)
Thermal Club Raceway: count (918 wins)
Goodwood Hill climb: 918 was in electric mode
Anglesey Coastal: 918 was with the top off... and P1, u know...
Autocar Wet Handling Track: wet
Autocar Dry Handling Track: two damp patches on P1's run
Silverstone (National Circuit): count (P1 wins)
Thermal Club Raceway Long: count (918 wins)

I think I could now say that Porsche 918 is faster then McLaren P1 on track


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BR2+  5y ago

There pretty much even in everything, its like splitting hairs. Its like saying hey which Mustang GT 5.0 is faster in the 1/4, The 2014 or the 2016....................


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saxy  5y ago

I do think these 2 cars are even stevens in a straight line. But the biggest swing factor in this comparison is an unjustified Goodwood hillclimb. One with 903hp, the other only strictly electric power.


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Kelsius  5y ago

bullshit 918 has clearly outrun P1 on every track with stock tires. as well as on 1/4 mile. 918 is the king.


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tamonekolevi  5y ago

Nine lap times to compare, but, I think, only four take count...

Spa: the track was not empty and didn't drive the same driver...
Laguna Seca: count (918 wins)
Algarve International Circuit (Portimao): count (P1 wins anyway)
Thermal Club Raceway: count (918 wins)
Goodwood Hill climb: 918 was in electric mode
Anglesey Coastal: 918 was with the top off... and P1, u know...
Autocar Wet Handling Track: wet
Autocar Dry Handling Track: two damp patches on P1's run
Silverstone (National Circuit): count (P1 wins)


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noname00  6y ago

There is one more thing - the Porsche has slightly wider tires all round. 265/325 vs. 245/315. And, this is a purely personal opinion, I believe the Michelin tire is a bit better than Pirelli's.

Anyway, let's hope there will be more tests like the one from Motor Trend on other tracks. Preferably with the Ferrari added to the group.


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saxy  6y ago

 

sroser, weep.


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BR2+  6y ago

...So whats the excuse now?...

Wait for it..............................................................


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FastestLaps  6y ago

So 777Balt is no longer you. Just log in always and problem solved.


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balt  6y ago

Guys I use 777Balt nickname when I'm not logged in but I didn't write this comment :

''@saxy Get a life, butthurt loser.
''

someone is using my nickname


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saxy  6y ago

love the irony


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777Balt  6y ago

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saxy  6y ago

Ironically, the 918 did not beat the P1 because of all the slow corners. Their apex speeds were very similar. The slight acceleration advantage of the 918 out of corners simply saved its ass from being monstered afterwards.

What the 918 really won is in braking zones. If look closely at the "speed advantage" graph below, every big chunk of time the 918 wins is in braking zones. And every time, the 918 can brake later. They say it's because the P1's braking system technology isn't as good as Porsches... well to be fair, they don't have ABS in Formula but they do have it in WEC and GT3 cars

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saxy  6y ago

The Mclaren is faster in a straight line, that's obvious. More power, lighter, DRS. Any drag race above 250kph, the 918 will lose, especially when the electric motors cut out.
In the real world, getting from A to B, the 918. On track, the 918 for most drivers.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

But I agree with you on the Porsche being faster Today. If scoring system had less emphasis on straight line high speed acceleration times, it would also be reflected in scoring.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Verdict is not wrong, because, even though the straight line scores are much bigger in absolute numbers, the difference in them is what matters, and the difference in straight line score carries as much weight as the difference in track score.

Version 2 of fastestlaps will have different points calculation anyway :)


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something  6y ago

Note that the verdict is wrong, because straight line speed carries almost all points...


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something  6y ago

2 years or 1 year ago: McLaren will be faster

Today: Porsche is faster


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G  6y ago

@Raging Bull

"McLoser"? Are you even old enough to drive?