EVO has managed to put together one of the hottest supercar comparisons over the last few years in which the past meets the present.
The McLaren F1 is considered by many to be one of the best supercars ever to have been produced and let’s not forget that in its time, this was the fastest road-legal vehicle money could buy, putting a shadow on its main Italian rivals. But as years have passed, McLaren has moved on with its times and introduced a hybrid hypercar, called the P1, which is currently the fastest and most powerful vehicle ever to have been produced. But is it worthy to be called a spiritual successor of the F1? Well, that’s what the guys from EVO are trying to find out in this video.
The McLaren F1 has been produced in just 106 units, between 1992 and 1998, in Woking, Surrey, England. This has been offered in a two-door coupe body style, with a rear mid-engine and a rear-wheel drive layout. It was using a 6.1 liter V12 engine under its hood, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, which was capable of putting down 627 HP (468 kW) and 651 Nm (480 lb-ft). The P1 has been shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and it is also getting the same RMR layout and the 2-door coupe body style. Power is coming from a 3.8L V8 twin turbo backed up by an electric motor and connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch. The total output produced is 903 HP and 978 Nm of torque.