Glorious Past Meets High-Tech Present In Ferrari F40 Vs. McLaren P1 Race

We never thought we’d say this, but a quarter-mile sprint isn’t always about the result; sometimes it is about the journey.

The Ferrari F40 and McLaren P1 are separated by almost three decades of engineering, so we all know which one got to see the chequered flag first.

The F40 is one of the most iconic models to have ever come out. It was the last Ferrari approved by Enzo himself and it hit the assembly line in 1987, succeeding the 288 GTO. A little over 1,300 units were made until 1992, when production ended.

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The twin turbocharged, 2.9-liter V8 produced 471-horsepower and 426 pound-feet (577 Nm) of torque, driving the rear wheels though a five-speed manual transmission. It can hit 201 mph (323 km/h) and the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint is impressive even by today’s standards, as it takes just a little over 4 seconds.

Although it seems like yesterday we first laid eyes on the P1, McLaren’s hypercar is already seven years old. Nevertheless, it is still mighty powerful and fast.

Power is supplied by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and an in-house developed electric motor, for a total output of 903 HP and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint is dealt with in 2.8 seconds and top speed is 217 mph (350 km/h).

So, if you won the lottery and had to choose between the two, which one would you go for and why?


Updated: November 7, 2020 — 2:40 am

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