McLaren MP4-12C vs Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Picture of Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997)
Picture of McLaren MP4-12C
Category Porsche 911 GT2 RSMcLaren MP4-12C
Engine layout 3.6 l B63.8 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 620 / 612600 / 591
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 700 / 516600 / 443
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1370 / 30201434 / 3161
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 453 / 446418 / 412

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Porsche 911 GT2 RSMcLaren MP4-12C
0 - 70 mph 3.8 s3.5 s
0 - 90 mph 5.7 s5.1 s
0 - 100 mph 6.5 s5.9 s
0 - 110 mph 8.0 s7.2 s
0 - 120 mph 9.1 s8.4 s
0 - 130 mph 10.4 s9.9 s
0 - 140 mph 12.6 s11.7 s
0 - 150 mph 14.4 s13.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.7 s @ 110.0 mph7.3 s @ 113.1 mph
1/4 mile 11.0 s10.7 s @ 135.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 17.8 s @ 166.5 mph17.6 s @ 165.3 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Porsche 911 GT2 RSMcLaren MP4-12C
0 - 40 kph 1.4 s1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s1.3 s
0 - 80 kph 2.7 s2.3 s
0 - 100 kph 3.3 s3.0 s
0 - 180 kph 8.2 s7.3 s
0 - 200 kph 9.4 s8.7 s
0 - 250 kph 15.0 s14.8 s
0 - 300 kph 26.7 s31.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 5.7 s5.6 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 17.3 s22.3 s

General performance

Category Porsche 911 GT2 RSMcLaren MP4-12C
Top speed 336 kph (209 mph)333 kph (207 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.81 g (8 m/s²)0.98 g (10 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 1.09 g (11 m/s²)1.06 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 32 m (107 ft)31 m (103 ft)
60 mph - 0 31 m (102 ft)32 m (106 ft)
70 mph - 0 44 m (145 ft)44 m (145 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche 911 GT2 RSMcLaren MP4-12C
Track Performance 796784
Straight line speed 22452589
Total 30403373

Verdict

MP4-12C is the fastest by a small margin.

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dddd  6y ago

I havent seen that drag race but i wouldnt take take it seriously.

600 hp Mp4-12c shouldnt be much quicker than Gt2 RS especially when we talk about rolling drag race.


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saxy  6y ago

no, it has a higher top speed. not faster in a straight line. Even the 591hp version of the 12c completely pwned the GT2RS, despite the mclaren was driven by a fat bloke, called Jeremy Clarkson, while the Porsche was driven by the Stig.


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F355  10y ago

@Sal30
7:18 of the GT2 RS is factory claim only. To my knowledge no video proof ever appeared. I do not doubt Porsche achieved this time but like any manufacturer time it is not comparable to a magazine test where often only 1 or 2 timed laps are available!


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Sal30  10y ago

F355,

do you have a link to GT2RS's video proof of the 7:18 at nurburgring? thank you.

The only proof i could find was horst/sportauto's 7:24. You know horst drives the porsches as fast or faster than porsche manufacture too.


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F355  10y ago

7:18 of GT2 RS on Nordschleife and 1:27.5 of MP4-12C at Rockingham are manufacturer times.
For this comparison 7:24 and 1:29.24 should be used instead.


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Mal-2-2  10y ago

Actual Scores

**MP4(GT2 RS)

Nordschleife - 7:28 (7:18)
Hockenheim Short - 1:08.7 (1:08.4)
Sport Auto Wet Handling - 1:38.7 (1:38.7)
Bedford - 1:19.6 (1:19.9)
Rockingham - 1:27.5 (1:28.77)**

~Total: 400 : 400


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Mal-2-2  10y ago

I agree. Something should be done because at the moment things are completely misrepresentative.

The 458 comparo still brings up the 1:01.6 for Anglesey National even though it was never even a correct time last year.

To keep things simple we could always just quote the best time but if we're going to try and stick with the lost cause of trying to select 'fairer' comparable data (if there's such a thing), then we at least need to do it right.

As regards the above:

The GT2 RS runs semi-slicks (MPSCs), therefore the semi-slick time of 1:19.6 should be quoted for the MP4 at Bedford.

Two ways of doing this. Either remove the 7:18 for the GT2 RS and quote the 7:24 achieved by Sport Auto, or quote the 1:27.5 achieved by the MP4 at Rockingham by the McLaren test driver. What you can't do is select Porsche's best times and compare them with McLaren's worst times across the board. It's already gained enough of an advanatge by the fact that Sport Auto has a huge hard-on for 911s.

The scores should be more or less level, with the MP4 leading by 0.3s on Bedford and 1.27s on Rockingham.


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Luque  10y ago

The GT2 RS runs MPSCs, so why isn't the MP4 Corsa time at Bedford quoted? This is a misrepresentation of facts. We're also happy to quote Sport Auto and manufacturer times for the GT2 RS, but not manufacturer times for the MP4, like the 1:27.5 at Rockingham. Yet we see the completely unverified 7:18 standing there for the GT2 RS bold as brass.

I think you are right.
I don't know how the comparo button is working. Seems it gets used the slowest time everytime (the mp4 1:27,5 lap at rockingham is stored as well)
Should be the contrary.I suggest to mark factory claim and introduce an optional button to eventually not used them in a comparo. Yuhuu Fastestlaps ??


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Mal-2-2  10y ago

The GT2 RS runs MPSCs, so why isn't the MP4 Corsa time at Bedford quoted? This is a misrepresentation of facts.

We're also happy to quote Sport Auto and manufacturer times for the GT2 RS, but not manufacturer times for the MP4, like the 1:27.5 at Rockingham. Yet we see the completely unverified 7:18 standing there for the GT2 RS bold as brass.


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F355  10y ago

The MP4-12C's lap times at Bedford were 1:20.6 with Pirelli PZero and 1:19.6 with the optional PZero Corsa.


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Bnonymous  10y ago

Did the laptimes change or what are you talking about?


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Mal-2-2  10y ago

Ahem! Why are we quoting the MP4's PZero time against the GT2 RS with MPSCs. Surely Corsas are comparable to MPSCs not that we shouldn't be quoting the fastest time for each car anyway!


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Tino  10y ago

Mc laren is a proper supercar. It will lap circuits far faster than the porsche and every other supercar which is amazing. Nothing else can touch it! It is the only supercar I could spend my money on.


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Georg  10y ago

@anon

that are McLaren published specs..

I am pretty sure they know what their car can do


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anon  10y ago

These are speculative specs for the MP4-12C, so I do not see how the verdict can be conclusive until the production vehicle is launched and tested by various industry constituents.


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BMWexpert  11y ago

I\'m not sure , but in my opinion the Porsche will take the Mclaren!Long live the F1