As always, Autocar gets the first taste of a hot new model, this time the Porsche 918 Spyder, in a proper track test. Steve Sutcliffe sets out to see if the 918 is really a proper hyper car by comparing its performance to that of the Bugatti Veyron. He also has Porsche’s legendary driver Walter Röhrl in a 991 Turbo in front of him as something to compare the 918’s pace against.
Porsche 918 Spyder is a remarkable car, no doubt. All we want to know now is if it can hold its ground against the LaFerrari and McLaren P1.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Specs:
- Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
- Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with drysump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
- Engine Power
- V8 engine: >570 hp
- Hybrid module on rear axle: ~90 kW
- Electric motor on front axle: ~80 kW
- Combined: >770 hp
- Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical system for individual rear wheel steering
- Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).
- Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mainscompatible plug-in charger.
- Top speed: >325 km/h
- Purely electric top speed: >150 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: under 3.0 s
- Fuel Consumption (NEDC): ~3.0 l/100 km
- CO2 emissions: ~70 g/km
- Purely electric range: >25 km