An epic drag race between two iconic supercars produced by Porsche, the 918 Spyder and the Carrera GT, has taken place recently and it has been caught on camera too.
Two of the most iconic supercars which have been ever produced by the German marque, the 918 Spyder and the Carrera GT, may have a difference of 10 years between them but that doesn’t mean that they cannot go head to head. I mean sure, there is a big difference in power between the two of them and the winner in a drag race is pretty obvious but it is still worth taking a look at such a clip.
Porsche has produced the Carrera GT in just 1,270 units, between 2004 and 2007, and this was offered in a two-door roadster body style, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The supercar had a 5.7 liter V10 DOHC engine under its hood, connected to the 6-speed manual transmission. The horsepower figure stood at 612 (456 kW) at 8,000 rpm and the maximum torque was 590 Nm (435 lb-ft), available at 5,800 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint was made in just under 4 seconds and top speed stood at 330 km/h (205 mph).
The 918 Spyder on the other hand is a hybrid hypercar produced between 2013 and 2015 in 918 units. This has a 4.6 liter V8 engine under its hood, backed up by two electric motors. The total output 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) acceleration made in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph).