Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs 911 GT3 RS 4.0

0-60mph

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
911 GT3 RS 4.0
192 mph

Nurburgring time

918 Spyder
6:57.0

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 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM More than 2.8x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM Around 80% stronger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $1.006M vs $234k More than 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 214 mph vs 192 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 3.6 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 4,593 cc vs 4,000 cc Around 15% bigger engine
Higher redline 9,150 RPM vs 8,500 RPM Around 10% more revs
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:57.0 vs 7:27.0 More than 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Faster to 200kph 7.9 s vs 11.5 s More than 30% faster to 200kph
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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Lighter curb weight 2,992 lb vs 3,749 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
911 GT3 RS 4.0 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 1,006,114 233,960
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2011
Highway mileage 85 MPGe 23 MPG
Number built 918 600

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 6.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Max RPM 9,150 RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionVPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 16 in Disc 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 265/35 241 483/? 229
Rear wheels 325/30 318 483/? 305

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
911 GT3 RS 4.0 
Top speed 214 mph 192 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 3.6 s
0-200kph 7.9 s 11.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:57.0 7:27.0

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 4,000 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 2,992 lb
Width 76.4 in 72.9 in
Height 45.9 in 50.4 in
Length 182.8 in 175.6 in
Front track width 65.5 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 92.9 in
Porsche 918 Spyder
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
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