Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs 911 Turbo S

0-60mph

Top speed

918 Spyder
214 mph
911 Turbo S S
195 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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Much more torque 944 ft-lb vs 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM Around 85% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $1.006M vs $161k Around 6.2x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM More than 65% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 3.7 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 214 mph vs 195 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 4,593 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 Turbo S

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Porsche 911 Turbo S S

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,494 lb vs 3,749 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
911 Turbo S 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 1,006,114 160,700
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013
Highway mileage 85 MPGe 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 6.59 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM
Maximum torque 944 ft-lb 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 3,494 lb
Width 76.4 in 72.9 in
Height 45.9 in 51.2 in
Length 182.8 in 176.3 in
Front track width 65.5 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 92.5 in

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
911 Turbo S 
Top speed 214 mph 195 mph
0-60mph 2.8 s 3.7 s

design

Body style sports car Coupe
Top type Hard removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 4x4
Shift system Semi-automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
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 Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Unknown Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 16 in Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 15.4 in Disc 13.78 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 265/35 241 235/35 19
Porsche 918 Spyder
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