2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Its Competition

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Porsche 918 Spyder's only real natural competition comes from two even more expensive and limited-volume hypercar hybrids: the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

All of them produce horsepower in the 900-1000 hp ballpark, all of them do it with some form of hybrid drive system, all of them have advanced composite construction, and all of them have highly developed aerodynamics.

So what's the difference? Which one is best? That's largely a matter of preference.

They're all faster than you'll ever need on the street, and faster than most will be able to handle on track.

They're all surprisingly efficient, especially considering their performance capabilities.

And they're almost all already sold.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder delivers unheralded levels of both performance and efficiency in a supercar.
8.8
The 2016 Lamborghini Aventador doesn't just grab your attention: it lunges across the table, locks eyes with you, and dares you to take things to the next level.
The 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta impresses on all fronts, from power to technology to style to refinement.
The 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari is destined to become an icon of the automotive world, thanks to its immense array of technology and its massive performance potential.
9.2
MSRP From    
$845,000$399,500$319,995$1,416,362$265,500
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Electric V-8Premium Unleaded V-12Premium Unleaded V-12Gas/Electric V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe LP 700-42-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22222
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
RoadsterCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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