McLaren 720S vs Ferrari 488 Pista

Picture of McLaren 720S
Picture of Ferrari 488 Pista
Category McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
Engine layout 4.0 l V83.9 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 720 / 710720 / 710
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 770 / 568770 / 568
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1431 / 31551474 / 3250
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 503 / 496488 / 482
Average price €301,000€310,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
0 - 30 mph 1.1 s1.2 s
0 - 40 mph 1.6 s1.7 s
0 - 50 mph 2.1 s2.2 s
0 - 60 mph 2.5 s2.7 s
0 - 70 mph 3.1 s3.2 s
0 - 80 mph 3.7 s3.8 s
0 - 90 mph 4.4 s4.4 s
0 - 100 mph 5.1 s5.2 s
0 - 110 mph 5.9 s6.1 s
0 - 120 mph 6.8 s7.1 s
0 - 130 mph 7.8 s8.2 s
0 - 140 mph 8.9 s9.5 s
0 - 150 mph 10.2 s11.0 s
0 - 160 mph 11.7 s12.7 s
0 - 180 mph 17.5 s19.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 6.9 s @ 117.4 mph6.9 s @ 116.8 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s @ 148.2 mph10.1 s @ 144.1 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 16.3 s @ 176.5 mph16.4 s @ 174.6 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
0 - 40 kph 1.1 s1.2 s
0 - 100 kph 2.6 s2.8 s
0 - 160 kph 5.0 s5.4 s
0 - 200 kph 7.1 s7.6 s
0 - 300 kph 18.6 s20.6 s
1000 m 17.9 s @ 296.8 kph18.3 s @ 289.6 kph

Rolling acceleration

Speed McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
80 - 120 kph (4) 2.2 s1.9 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 3.2 s2.4 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 5.1 s3.2 s
80 - 120 kph (7) 9.5 s4.8 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 4.3 s3.8 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 6.1 s4.7 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 9.3 s6.2 s
80 - 160 kph (7) 17.1 s8.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 4.7 s4.8 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 12.2 s12.9 s

Braking distance

Speed McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
100 kph - 0 29 m (95 ft)30 m (97 ft)
200 kph - 0 109 m (359 ft)116 m (381 ft)
30 mph - 0 8 m (26 ft)7 m (23 ft)
50 mph - 0 21 m (68 ft)19 m (64 ft)
60 mph - 0 28 m (93 ft)32 m (105 ft)
70 mph - 0 40 m (131 ft)38 m (124 ft)

General performance

Category McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
Top speed 345 kph (215 mph)340 kph (211 mph)
Est. max acceleration 1.06 g (10 m/s²)1.02 g (10 m/s²)
18m slalom 73.6 kph (45.7 mph)73.6 kph (45.7 mph)
Fuel economy 13.1 l/100 km (18 mpg US / 22 UK)11.5 l/100 km (20 mpg US / 25 UK)
Lateral acceleration 1.09 g (11 m/s²)1.10 g (11 m/s²)

Summary

Category McLaren 720SFerrari 488 Pista
Track Performance 11401169
Straight line speed 40784248
Total 52185417

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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SpeedKing  3m ago

Well the truth is out there and the 720S has at least 780hp and this dyno test puts any debate to rest. McLaren is full of shit, fact!

 


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albert  1y ago

Its probably worth pointing out that there's a track package for the 720s which lets it retake those lap times from the Pista.

Also they're completely different cars, that we even have to compare them speaks to just how good McLaren are.

Cant wait for #750lt


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dont worry about it  1y ago

I still have a hard time trusting track results from Mclarens, they always seem to undershoot, staying out of the pissing match.

Really though, its amazing that these cars are even being compared. The Pista is a lightened, hardcore track car, the 720 a sane docile road car. If the 720s can beat the Pista, can't wait for the 750lt


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Daniel Marconi  1y ago

Imagine what the Ferrari could do if it was on a carbon fiber structure, instead of aluminum. If Ferrari could make an aluminum car structure weigh less than a carbon fiber one, how light would a carbon fiber based Pista be?


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John Doe  1y ago

Lets get one thing clear here, the 720s is on completely new platform (chassis mono 2) so it is actually a generation ahead of the 488 which is still based on the 458 chassis from 2009.
Check the crash test certificates still show a 458 on all 488 models.

McLaren cheated the system by bringing out the 650s soon after the MP4 so they're always a development generation ahead to give themselves 'performance advantages' the replacement 488 will be the real competitor to the 720s as that will be on a new platform too.
The 488 Pista mighty performance on a 10-year-old chassis is a little reminder to everyone Ferrari is still 'The Daddy'


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Marcelo S  1y ago

The 488 Pista is way faster in a track for what it was made to do! It's not a drag car is a track toy


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gchjc  1y ago

thanks for the computation


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DeanSinatra.  2y ago

Ferrari is clawing back difference with superior track skills. Volare!