The Porsche 918 Spyder has turned out to be even faster than one of its main rivals, the McLaren P1, during a recent test.
The fastest road legal car to ever lap the famous German track, the Nurburgring, is the Porsche 918 Spyder, as it managed to do it in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds, while the McLaren P1 said to have done it in “less than 7 minutes”, along with the other rival, the Ferrari LaFerrari. During a recent speed test made by Motor Trend, the Porsche 918 Spyder has turned out to be faster on the Laguna Seca raceway than its German competitor as it managed to do a potent lap, with standard Michelin Pilot Super Cup tires, in 1:29.89, while the best lap of the McLaren stood at 1:30.71.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the only one out of the three to have an all-wheel drive system. This is powered by the 4.6 liter V8 engine and the two electric motors, connected to a 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The total output produced by this assembly stands at 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,275 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph). The McLaren P1 has a 3.8L twin turbo V8 backed up by an electric motor, putting down a total of 903 HP and 978 Nm of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 2.8 seconds and top speed stands at 350 km/h (217 mph).