Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs Veyron

0-60mph

918 Spyder
2.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Nurburgring time

918 Spyder
6:57.0
Veyron
7:40.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 918 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 918 Spyder

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Way higher redline 9,150 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 40% more revs
Really great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:57.0 vs 7:40.0 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Lighter curb weight 3,749 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Fewer cars built 300 vs 918 3.1x fewer instances built
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 214 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 4,593 cc Around 75% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $1.006M Around 50% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Slightly faster to 200kph 7.3 s vs 7.9 s Around 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
Veyron 
Brand Porsche Bugatti
Price 1,006,114 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2005
Highway mileage 85 MPGe 13 MPG
Number built 918 300

design

Chief designer Michael Mauer Jozef Kaban
Body style sports car Fastback coupe
Top type Hard removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 4x4
Shift system Semi-automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.58:1
4: 1.19:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.83:1
7: 0.67:1
R: 3.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Unknown Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Unknown Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes 16 in Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 265/35 241 265/22 20
Rear wheels 325/30 318 365/25 21

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 214 mph 253 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.7 s
0-200kph 7.9 s 7.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:57.0 7:40.0

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 9,150 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 4,162 lb
Width 76.4 in 78.7 in
Height 45.9 in 47.4 in
Length 182.8 in 175.6 in
Front track width 65.5 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 106.7 in
Porsche 918 Spyder
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