A drag race between two of the most impressive hypercars money can buy these days, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari, has taken place recently.
The three companies behind the 918 Spyder, the LaFerrari and the P1 may refuse to put their vehicles one against another but with more and more petrol heads getting the keys to their hybrid supercars, drag races are inevitable. The clip posted below is showing us a Ferrari LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder going for what appears to a mile long drag race and the result is pretty surprising as it seems that the German hypercar is actually faster than its Italian rival. Even so, the driver is also playing a critical role in this so before telling your friends that the 918 Spyder is better than the LaFerrari, take this into consideration too.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is getting a 4.6 liter V8 naturally aspirated engine under its hood, working together with two electric motors. The combined output of 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,275 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque is being sent to the all-wheel drive through a 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is made in as little as 2.5s and top speed stands at 340 km/h (210 mph). The Ferrari LaFerrari has a 6.3 liter V12 unit backed up by an electric motor, producing a total of 950 HP (708 kW) and more than 900 Nm (664 lb-ft). This is being sent to the RWD through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the hypercar can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds and go up to 350 km/h (217 mph).