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) 1668 / 36771519 / 3349
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 532 / 524603 / 595

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
0 - 30 mph 1.0 s1.2 s
0 - 40 mph 1.4 s1.7 s
0 - 50 mph 1.8 s2.1 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 - 160 mph 12.2 s11.6 s
0 - 170 mph 14.4 s13.1 s
0 - 180 mph 17.5 s15.7 s
0 - 200 mph 29.7 s23.2 s
1/4 mile 9.8 s @ 148.5 mph9.8 s @ 152.2 mph
1 mile 25.8 s @ 194.6 mph25.4 s @ 205.7 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 - 120 kph 3.2 s3.5 s
0 - 130 kph 3.6 s4.0 s
0 - 140 kph 4.0 s4.3 s
0 - 160 kph 4.9 s5.1 s
0 - 180 kph 5.9 s6.0 s
0 - 200 kph 7.0 s6.8 s
0 - 220 kph 8.5 s8.3 s
0 - 240 kph 10.0 s9.8 s
0 - 250 kph 11.4 s10.7 s
0 - 260 kph 12.2 s11.6 s
0 - 280 kph 15.2 s13.9 s
0 - 300 kph 19.1 s16.5 s
100 m 4.4 s @ 149.5 kph4.7 s @ 151.0 kph
1000 m 17.7 s @ 296.0 kph18.0 s @ 301.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 4.7 s4.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 12.8 s10.3 s

Braking distance

Speed Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
60 kph - 0 13 m (42 ft)13 m (42 ft)
100 kph - 0 29 m (96 ft)30 m (99 ft)
120 kph - 0 45 m (146 ft)41 m (135 ft)
140 kph - 0 59 m (193 ft)54 m (177 ft)
160 kph - 0 76 m (249 ft)69 m (227 ft)
190 kph - 0 111 m (364 ft)93 m (306 ft)
200 kph - 0 123 m (403 ft)102 m (336 ft)
60 mph - 0 29 m (94 ft)28 m (92 ft)
70 mph - 0 43 m (142 ft)41 m (134 ft)

General performance

Category Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
Top speed 351 kph (218 mph)350 kph (217 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 9.2 s @ 656 ft8.5 s @ 600 ft
Est. max acceleration 1.17 g (12 m/s²)1.06 g (10 m/s²)

Summary

Category Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1
Track Performance 925980
Straight line speed 45604737
Total 54855717

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Icy718   10m ago

For the the tyres that they have, they’re still incredibly fast… at the end of the day the 918 should still be faster than the upcoming 296 gtb from Ferrari (which has 830 hp), and on the track it’s still on the 720s/Lambo Huracan Performante level, which is impressive. On cup2R it would probably be at the level of the gt2rs/Ferrari Pista, if not better. I think that on cup2R it might stand a chance against the SF90 (maybe it wouldn’t beat it, but it should be very close).


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AntaresX  2y 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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tamonekolevi  7y 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+  8y 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  8y 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  8y ago

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tamonekolevi  8y 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  8y 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  9y ago

 

sroser, weep.


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BR2+  9y ago

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

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


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FastestLaps  9y ago

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


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balt  9y 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.
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someone is using my nickname


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saxy  9y ago

love the irony


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777Balt  9y ago

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saxy  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

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


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something  9y ago

2 years or 1 year ago: McLaren will be faster

Today: Porsche is faster