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TOTD: Million-Dollar Dilemma - McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/15/2014 Alex Nishimoto

Now that you've read all about the 2014 McLaren P1 and how unbelievably fast it is, we have a scenario for you: you have a million and change to spend on one car. Do you buy the McLaren P1 or the also-wickedly fast Porsche 918 Spyder? One-percenter problems, right?

As you found out in our First Test of the P1, the hybrid hypercar can hit 60 mph from a dead stop in 2.6 seconds. It can also do 0-100 mph in 4.7 seconds, and 0-120 in 6.3 seconds, making it the fastest production car we've ever tested. The McLaren also completed the quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds at 148.9 mph. The rear-drive P1 owes its go-fast capabilities to a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 and electric motor combo producing a combined 904 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. While those numbers are impressive, the 918 Spyder is no slouch. The all-wheel-drive Porsche packs a 4.6-liter V-8 paired with two electric motors, good for a combined 874 hp and 944 lb-ft. Though we have yet to test the 918, Porsche estimates it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, which would best the P1 if true. The 918 Spyder also currently claims the Nürburgring production car lap record with a time of 6:57. McLaren says the P1 lapped the 'Ring in under seven minutes, but hasn't released the exact time. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Though the "if you have to ask" rule applies to both of these cars, we'll talk price anyway. The McLaren costs $1.15 million, while the 918 Spyder starts at just under $850,000 (though expect to pay around $1 million after options).

So, which hybrid hypercar would you choose? Tell us in the comments below.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vs 2014 Mclaren P1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vs 2014 Mclaren P1

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