Now when we put together our series of "Car Wars," it was intended to be a straightforward, head-to-head pitting cars running in the same class.

Usually the format is one on one; however, in some cases there's a third — or perhaps fourth — party that joins in on the fun.

In the supercar world we're living in an unprecedented year. That's because there's some SERIOUS contenders this year. With the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder all making their debut, there's a lot of tongue wagging going on. BUT, which one is the best?

A tough call, no doubt.

We haven't driven all three so we can't exactly comment. BUT, there is ONE person who has. That would be Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe. So, in this situation we turn to him to articulate what the real deal is between the all-new Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche.

If you've been waiting for the supercar comparison of the year, look no further.

Never before has the uber-wealthy car enthusiast been so well catered for, and perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the latest chapter in the history of the hypercar is that most of them are already sold out.

The rarest will be the McLaren P1, with just 375 being made, then LaFerrari on 499, with Porsche hoping to find homes for 918 918 Spyders. All the P1s and LaFerraris are already sold while Porsche’s order books are “continuing to fill” we’re told.

Having been one of the very fortunate few to drive all three, albeit on separate occasions and in different circumstances, here are some initial thoughts about how they compare...

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CAR WARS! Battle Royale! The Year's MOST Awaited Showdown — Ferrari LaFerrari vs. McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder

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