LaFerrari vs. P1 vs. 918 Spyder Goodwood Hillclimb Battle Is Delicious

McLaren P1 on Goodwood Hillclimb 1 photo
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The Earl of March's home (read: the place where the Goodwood Festival of Speed is held) has to be the perfect location for a face-off that sees the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder engaging in a brief and yet violent battle.
With the members of the HHHT (Holy Hypercar Hybrid Trinity) having blessed last year's edition of the event with their presence, we now want to show you a piece of footage showing the gas-electric monsters taking on the infamous Goodwood Hillclimb.

Those of you familiar with the 1.16-mile (1.86 km) course know the tight setup doesn't leave room for more than one car at a time, so don't expect the three to go all go-karting on the British landscape.

Even so, seeing the LaFerrari punishing its magnetorheological dampers with its hybrid pulling power, the McLaren jumping from one corner to another like nothing else and the Porsche displaying its might engineering is more than enough to make for a popcorn-worthy moment. The caramel topping is on the house for this one.

As it has happened in most comparos related to the HHHT, the lap times have not been released to the public. Then again, the fact that the Ferrari is usually the slowest and the Mclaren is the quickest doesn't tell all that much about these machines.

While we've brought you a three-episode comparison that saw the HHHT machines engaging in a drag race, a full sprint and a track stint, using numbers alone to describe these masterpieces is like evaluating precious gems by simply putting them on a scale while blindfolded.

That's because the LaF, for instance, displays the typical tail-happy character of Maranello vehicles, allowing its driver to draw stuff on the tarmac in ways the Woking machine doesn't even come close to.

As for the Porsche, this is the hybrid-est of the three hybrids, the one that's closest to what the hypercars of the future will be like. So make sure you savor each and every moment of the footage below without thinking of what the stopwatch has to say.

P.S.: In case you're wondering about the thing flapping at the top of the P1, you should know that's one of the panels that give you access to the hypercar's fluid-filling paths and its charging point.

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