Road Tests Real world tests of 918 Spyder vs RSR ‘Racing Lab’

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 918 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 918 Spyder

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Faster top speed 214 mph vs 198 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 767 HP @ 9,200 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Bigger engine 4,593 cc vs 3,400 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Front view of Porsche 918 RSR ‘Racing Lab’

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Porsche 918 RSR ‘Racing Lab’

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Lighter curb weight 3,285 lb vs 3,749 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

918 Spyder  vs
RSR ‘Racing Lab’ 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Type of car Production car Concept car
Year 2013 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.23 lb/hp 4.28 lb/hp
Maximum hp 887 HP @ 8,500 RPM 767 HP @ 9,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,593 cc 3,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Electricity

road tests

918 Spyder  vs
RSR ‘Racing Lab’ 
Top speed 214 mph 198 mph

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,749 lb 3,285 lb
Porsche 918 Spyder
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Porsche 918 RSR ‘Racing Lab’
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