Silverstone is the place to be for this very first proper track comparison between a McLaren P1, a Ferrari LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder.
For more than two years now, petrol heads from around the world are waiting for a proper comparison between the “holy trinity” of hypercars and now they are extremely close to getting it. However, if you came here hoping to see it, you will be disappointed because the video posted below is nothing more than a simple teaser of the event.
The Ferrari LaFerrari is, on paper, the most impressive of the three. It has a 6.3 liter V12 engine under its hood, along with a HY-KERS unit. The total output sent to the rear-wheel drive, through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, stands at 950 HP and 900 Nm of torque. The LaFerrari claims to be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds and to go up to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
The McLaren P1 on the other hand has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, backed up by an electric motor. The total output stands at 903 HP and 978 Nm of torque, sent to the rear-wheel drive through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 2.8 seconds and top speed stands at 350 km/h (217 mph).
Last but not least, the Porsche 918 Spyder has a 4.6 liter V8 engine, backed up by no less than two electric motors. The assembly is producing a total of 887 HP and 1,280 Nm of torque. The German hypercar needs 2.5s to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill and it can go up to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). This has an all-wheel drive system.