Cars with turbos are almost always going to have more "thrilling" acceleration, the F40 is a great example. Some of the worst turbo lag a person could imagine, you can put it in 5th at 2k RPMs and it'll sit there all day, no matter how much throttle you give it, and at times if you don't keep the revs up you pull out of a sharp corner like a diesel Golf. It's simply different tastes. However, at the end of the day, at stock levels, the MP4-12C and the F1 are almost identical in how fast you get from 0-100mph, with clean starts and the way they're set up now. Explosion off the line (F1) or your head whipping back at 50. There's a video of the F1 vs a Veyron, where the F1 eats the big Bugatti's lunch for 1/2 of a mile, then the newer car shoots right by. Here it is:
True, Hammond didn't use the Veyron's launch control, to try and wash out any advantages, and the Stig was driving the F1 (probably due to insurance, I wouldn't let the Hamster drive mine). I'd mentioned before that nothing I've driven accelerates like the older McLaren and that's 100% true. From 0 to well north of 200mph you're accelerating at the same rate, which is a very strange feeling. It's almost like it defies the laws of physics.