This is one of the head to head tests we’ve been waiting to see ever since Porsche announced the 918. It’s a Porsche Carrera GT vs Porsche 918 Spyder drag race and we are keen to see it not because we think the good old CGT stands a chance to beat the more powerful, all-wheel-drive 918. We are looking forward to this because the noise sandwich these two are bound to make should be pretty awesome.
So without any further ado let’s jump right in and have a listen to some of the best exhaust notes in the known universe. We have to say, even though we knew the CGT was going to lose the drag race, it still kind of hurt to see such a great car get such a kicking, and from a sibling no less!
Just to refresh your memory, Porsche Carrera GT is powered by a 612 horsepower V10 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a lovely beechwood gear knob that drives the rear wheels via a small carbon and kevlar clutch. The 918 Spyder, meanwhile, has a V8 petrol engine, an electric motor, and another electric motor. Together, and with the help of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, they distribute 887 horsepower between all four wheels.
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