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
But not quite so attention-sharpening as the behaviour of the P1 and its twin-turbo V8 in the wet. On damp Belgian tarmac, exploratory prods of the McLaren's throttle resulted in wheelspin in fourth, a lot of swearing, an argument and a long conversation about avoiding the highest-profile ‘off' in car magazine history. And that was with the traction control on. We only drove the Porsche in the dry, but I suspect its AWD would make it far less puckering down the same bit of sodden road.
Of course, you need a track to get anywhere near the outer limits of these three cars. A mighty big track, as it turns out. Our v-max limit in the LaFerrari was restricted by length of the straight at Ferrari's Fiorano's test track, a circuit that feels plenty large enough in most road cars. Not LaFerrari.