Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs McLaren P1

0-60mph

918 Spyder
2.8 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
McLaren P1
217 mph

Nurburgring time

918 Spyder
6:57.0
McLaren P1
6:47.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 918 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 918 Spyder

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Significantly more torque 944 ft-lb vs 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 4,593 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Side view of McLaren P1

Reasons to consider the
McLaren P1

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Fewer cars built 375 vs 918 2.4x fewer instances built
Lighter curb weight 3,036 lb vs 3,749 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp vs 4.23 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
A lot faster to 300kph 17 s vs 23 s More than 25% faster to 300kph
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:47.0 vs 6:57.0 Almost the same

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
McLaren P1 
Brand Porsche McLaren
Price 1,006,114 1,150,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2014
Number built 918 375

design

Body style sports car Coupe
Top type Hard removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD Rear wheel drive
Shift system Semi-automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 16 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc Disc

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
McLaren P1 
Top speed 214 mph 217 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.7 s
0-300kph 23 s 17 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:57.0 6:47.0

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 3.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 3,799 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 3,036 lb
Width 76.4 in 76.6 in
Height 45.9 in 46.8 in
Length 182.8 in 180.6 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 105.1 in
Porsche 918 Spyder
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McLaren P1
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Comments

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The Porsche 918 Spyder does 0-60mph in 2.5 / 2.6 sec., so 2.8 is DEF. WRONG! And 0 to 300 kph in 19.9 sec. by the 918 Spyder. Then, the 9.47 min. on the Nürburgring of the P1 are only RUMOURED, they're not official. Sorry, but these comparison isn't very serious.
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