So we never got to witness the Top Gear boys compare the hypercar holy trinity in a head to head test, and unless they somehow end up on another network, we never will. But don’t despair, because others have been on this task for quite a while and have made some headway. This McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 track test is the result of Motor Trend’s efforts. If only Ferrari had the guts to participate…
Before you watch the video though, we have to clarify this is not a McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 road test. The Porsche would easily win that, as it is undoubtedly a better ‘road’ car. This is a hot lap battle at Laguna Seca to see which one of this hyper cars is faster. We won’t spoil the result for you. Dig in:
McLaren P1 highlights: 3.8 liter bi-turbo V8 engine + electric motor with total 900+ plus power output; rear-wheel-drive; seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; E-mode; race mode; DRS rear wing; active hydraulic suspension; Pirelli P Zero tires.
Porsche 918 Spyder highlights: 4.6 liter naturally aspirated V8 from RS Spyder race car + two electric motors with total output 887 horsepower; 7-speed PDK transmission; four-wheel-drive; E-mode; hybrid mode; race mode; conventional suspension; Michelin SuperSport tires.