The McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder have been recently taken head to head on the famous Laguna Seca raceway.
Two of the hottest hypercars money can buy these days, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1, have been recently taken one against another by Motor Trend. The clip posted below may be answering the question of which one is the fastest but before going into a battle with your friends, keep in mind that these two vehicles, along with their third rival, the LaFerrari, have started a new era for supercars.
The McLaren P1 has been officially presented to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The hybrid supercar is put together in Woking, Surrey, England, and it is offered in a two-door coupe body style. Power is coming from a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which has been upgraded to 727 HP and 719 Nm of torque, connected to an electric motor developed in-house, generating 176 HP and 260 Nm of torque. The total output stands at 903 HP and 978 Nm of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 2.8s and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
The Porsche 918 Spyder has been shown six months later, in Frankfurt, and it has a two-door roadster body style. Power is coming from the 4.6 liter V8 engine with 608 HP and 528 Nm of torque, along with two electric motors delivering an extra 279 HP. The total output is 887 HP and 1,275 Nm of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration made in 2.5 secodns and a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph).