Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs 911 GT2 RS

0-60mph

918 Spyder
2.8 s
911 GT2 RS
3.7 s

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
911 GT2 RS
204 mph

Nurburgring time

918 Spyder
6:57.0
911 GT2 RS
7:24.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 918 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 918 Spyder

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Much more torque 944 ft-lb vs 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $1.006M vs $246k More than 4x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 3.7 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Much higher redline 9,150 RPM vs 6,800 RPM Around 35% more revs
Faster top speed 214 mph vs 204 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 4,593 cc vs 3,600 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:57.0 vs 7:24.0 More than 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Lighter curb weight 3,014 lb vs 3,749 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
911 GT2 RS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 1,006,114 245,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2010
Highway mileage 85 MPGe 22 MPG
Number built 918 500

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 4.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 9,150 RPM 6,800 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 16 in Disc Brembo 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 265/35 241 483/? 19
Rear wheels 325/30 318 483/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 3,014 lb
Width 76.4 in 72.9 in
Height 45.9 in 58.3 in
Length 182.8 in 175.9 in
Front track width 65.5 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 92.5 in

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
911 GT2 RS 
Top speed 214 mph 204 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 3.7 s
0-200kph 7.9 s 9.4 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:57.0 7:24.0

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD w/PSM, LSD
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

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 3,600 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche 918 Spyder
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