Ferrari LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder
Top Gear sizes up three of the most anticipated hypercars of 2013...
Posted: 02 May 2013
They're all carbon. The McLaren's tub is the same as the one in the 12C, and indeed will also be used in the company's third, cheaper sports car later on. The Porsche one is made by the same process - the comparatively low-cost RTM method - by the same supplier, Carbo Tech. Whereas the Ferrari's is a more exotic sort of carbon, hand-laid at great cost and autoclaved in the company's race department. So it ought to be lighter. There's also some clever weight-saving multi-use of parts in the Ferrari's tub: the seats are integral, while the pedals and steering wheel move to fit different sizes of driver.