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Last Call: If you had to pick one…

Carfection just completed a three-part test of some of the most amazing machines ever built. Henry Catchpole hopped behind the wheel of a McLaren F1, Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR, and a Porsche 911 GT1. His conclusion, at the end of the test, is that if he had to pick one to stare at it would be the Benz, to drive solely on a track it would be the Porsche, and to keep forever it would be the McLaren. And honestly, that conclusion makes sense to us.

But if you had to pick one… which would you choose?

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10 responses to “Last Call: If you had to pick one…”

  1. danleym Avatar

    No contest. How can you pick anything other than the McClaren here?

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Before I make my choice, may I have a look at the trucks that tote each one around? I’m asking on behalf of a friend.

  3. McSjalabais Avatar

    There’s no loser here, as they are all amazing cars, but the McLaren defines the category. Most iconic machine of its generation.

  4. Maymar Avatar

    McLaren, although I’d take the Benz if I needed to fly somewhere.

  5. nanoop Avatar

    Drive like you fly: middle seat.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      Meh, replying to myself because I can’t edit….
      The P-car as a prototype was carbon and golden Warsteiner livery, which looked positively evil. And Stuck commented on the 5ft of flames that shot from the exhausts “oh that’s just a software bug. We’ll fix that for Le Mans”
      Two mind boggling things for a teenage nanoop. But then again, today, I already have a Porsche.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        Meh meh..
        But I found a photography in that livery, including flames!

  6. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    By the way, you’re all correct

  7. Zentropy Avatar

    Along with everyone else, I would choose the McLaren, no contest. What I don’t understand is the desire to admire the Mercedes… that thing is fugly.

    1. Tiller188 Avatar

      I wouldn’t go quite so far as “fugly”, but I hear you. I’m not sure how the GT1 racer with pasted-on E-class styling for brand recognition beat out the purpose-built McLaren F1 (or, for that matter, the 911-that-hit-the-gym GT1).

      Unrelated note: how often is it that you have a 3-way comparo in which all the participants have roof scoops?!