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) 1665 / 36711519 / 3349
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 533 / 525603 / 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 1.4 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 23062438
Total 33293518

Verdict

P1 is the fastest by a small margin.

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More acceleration data at dragrace.me

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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

550x800m


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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?


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saxy  6y ago

Given all that's happened on the track. we know the P1 pace is about the same as a 918 when at full charge. But because it can't recharge as quickly, over a 20 lap race, I'm pretty sure the 918 will be faster.

But ultimately, the fastest of the hypercars is... the Laferrari, cuz it has 789hp even without the electric motor. NA engine for the best throttle response, and it still has the KERS system like the 918, but with less output, so it will be every bit as easy to recharge.

so... Laferrari > 918 > P1.

lol. The P1 is amazing, but it's just stupid with its claims to be the ultimate and fastest car around any circuit in the world...