Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time: It’s time to put the holy triumvirate of hypercars to the test with Mr. Chris Harris taking point behind the wheel. For those not paying attention to the exotic car industry for the past five years, we’re talking about the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1.
These three kings were supposed to be reviewed by the other holy triumvirate, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond from the late “Top Gear” program on BBC. But, if we have to choose a Brit, Chris Harris is definitely our fourth choice.
The nearly hour-long video mostly takes place at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal, where we tested the latest Audi R8 V10, and includes hot laps, drag races and sweet, smoky drifts in true Chris Harris fashion.
Quickly, let’s break those cars down by the numbers.
What is it?Well, it’s “The” Ferrari. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo called it “… the maximum expression of what defines our company,” which is obviously a pretty bold statement. It’s also the …
Powertrain: 6.3-liter V12 with an electric motor, RWD, seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Output: 950 hp, 663 lb-ft of torque
Curb Weight: 3,108 lb
0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
Price: $1.4 million
What is it?The 2015 McLaren P1 is possibly the most exciting road car ever built. The people who gave us the magnificent McLaren F1 20 years ago have delivered their next masterpiece, representing …
Powertrain: 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor, RWD, seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Output: 903 hp, 722 lb-ft of torque
Curb Weight: 3,280 lb
0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds
Price: $1.15 million
What is it? This is the fastest and most powerful road-going Porsche model yet—the ultra complex and breathtakingly expensive 918 Spyder. Carrying on a celebrated line of racetrack-inspired …
Porsche 918 Spyder
Powertrain: 4.6-liter V8, two electric motors, AWD, seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Output: 887 hp, 940 lb-ft of torque
Curb Weight: 3,700 lb
0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds
Let the games begin!