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Ferrari 296 GTB vs McLaren 750S: which is the best supercar of our time?

Time for these two turbocharged heavyweights to battle it out across road and track

Published: 11 Jun 2024
19 minutes 45 seconds

McLaren 750S or Ferrari 296 GTB: which is the greatest supercar of our time?

Both cost around £240,000, and while the Ferrari has the bragging rights thanks to a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine working with an electric motor for a total of 819bhp, the McLaren actually has the better power-to-weight ratio. Its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 is good for 740bhp, but with a carbon tub and no battery pack it weighs literally hundreds of kilos less than the Ferrari.

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To find out which is best, we put them head-to-head, on road and on track – and because this is the UK, in all weathers too. Top Gear’s head of car testing, Ollie Marriage, and associate editor Jethro Bovingdon, are your referees…

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