Porsche 911 Turbo S vs McLaren 12C Spider with Chris Harris [video]

Chris Harris recently took the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and McLaren 12C for a quick spin around the track to see how these two super sports cars compare.

Starting from £141,000, Chris believes the new 911 Turbo S is better to be compared with more exotic cars and in this case he takes the £190,000 McLaren 12C Spider. That’s actually a £50k price difference, though Chris points out that McLaren dealership will likely give you a better deal, which is unlikely with Porsche.

Even though both cars use a turbocharged engine and a double clutch gearbox, they are quite different. The 12C is rear-wheel drive, while the 911 Turbo S has all its power sent to four wheels.

The 12C packs 625 horsepower from a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 and 911 Turbo S comes with 560 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine.

The 12C is more powerful and also lighter – in fact it weighs over 200kg less than the 911 Turbo S.

Check out the video below to see which one is faster on the track and on a drag race.

The drag race winner shouldn’t be too hard to figure, but in the end Chris likes to point out the 2014 911 Turbo S is the fastest and most complete all-weather performance car he has ever driven.


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