The Holy Trinity, they call it. This is the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari. Three supercars-hybrid, summit technology of the current automobile, all of them developed and launched almost at the same time. Until now, it had been impossible to put together the three cars for benchmarks and tests, because of the perceived risk to their reputation to Ferrari and McLaren, who refused to give the cars official. But some customers have begun to give up their private cars…
Up to now, no one had been able to bring together these three supercars on the same track, face-to-face.
One of the first tests that have been made have been courtesy of Supercar Driver, a YouTube channel in which they have been subjected to the three cars to various tests. But they are not yet complete, one of the most interesting are the duels in the quarter mile between the three cars. They are all very similar level of power and pure performance, being the Porsche 918 Spyder is the least powerful and heavier, at least on paper. 887 HP and more than 1,700 kg versus more than 900 HP and less than 1,500 kg for the McLaren and Ferrari.
But a quarter mile is a test of traction and torque, more weight and raw power. In the Santa Pod Raceway in the Uk the three supercars have faced in times before the usual quarter of a mile. And the surprising winner was the Porsche, with a time of 10,21 seconds at a speed of 229,3 km/h. A time 0.6 seconds less than the LaFerrari and 0.3 seconds behind the McLaren P1. Especially surprised at the time of the LaFerrari, similar to a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, rear-wheel-drive.