LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918
Only a handful of people have driven all three of these incredible hybrid-hypercars. Charlie Turner is one of the lucky few
Posted: 02 May 2014
Twelve people have walked on the moon. At the time of writing, fewer have been lucky enough to drive all three of the physics-pummelling trio of hypercars that constitutes LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. I'm hugely privileged to say I'm one of them.
So which is best? In truth, these three cars are so extreme, their constructions so complex, their performance so nuanced yet unique, that to herald a winner would be daft. Not least because to fully explore and appreciate their finer differences will require the stars to align, and all three to be gathered in one place at one time. That's something I can assure you we're working on.
Until that day, though, here are my initial thoughts. First off, the rarified atmosphere in which the LaFerrari, P1 and 918 exist means the issue of 'which to choose' probably doesn't make much sense to their deep-pocketed owners. Safe to say many will have purchased all three, or, if not, chosen their car by the brand with which they most closely identify. And what these cars say about their respective brands speaks very loudly.
Words: Charlie Turner