Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs Venom GT

0-60mph

918 Spyder
2.8 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 918 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 918 Spyder

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More torque 944 ft-lb vs 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way higher redline 9,150 RPM vs 7,200 RPM More than 25% more revs
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Fewer cars built 30 vs 918 30.6x fewer instances built
Faster top speed 270 mph vs 214 mph 56 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM More than 35% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 2.8 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 4.23 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,749 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much faster to 300kph 13.63 s vs 23 s More than 40% faster to 300kph
Bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 4,593 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 7 s vs 7.9 s More than 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Porsche Hennessey
Price 1,006,114 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2010
Number built 918 30

design

Chief designer Michael Mauer Steve Everitt
Body style sports car Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD
Shift system Semi-automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6
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 brakes 16 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 265/35 241 265/30 19
Rear wheels 325/30 318 345/30 20

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 214 mph 270 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.5 s
0-200kph 7.9 s 7 s
0-300kph 23 s 13.63 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 9,150 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 2,743 lb
Width 76.4 in 77.2 in
Height 45.9 in 42.5 in
Length 182.8 in 183.3 in
Front track width 65.5 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 110.2 in
Porsche 918 Spyder
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Hennessey Venom GT
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