The Porsche 918 Spyder, even though it is almost 10 years old remains the most iconic of Porsche’s current cars. The Porsche 918 Spyder takes the Porsche Carrera GT’s greatness and gives it an electric twist. The 918 produces an incredible 887 horsepower thanks to its 4.6-liter V8.
This is a remarkable feat for any car, but it’s even more impressive when you consider that the hybrid weighs in at just 3712 pounds and comes with an optional Weissach package. It still gets 22 combined MPG (via Edmunds). The existence of the 918 Spyder renders other cars obsolete and tired.
The MSRP for the new car was $845,000. The production ended in 2015. 918 cars were built in two years. This makes it a rare vehicle. The average auction price for an example is around $1.5-2 Million. The 918 Spyder is expected to run at an excessive speed with all the power and assistance from a hybrid drivetrain. Porsche’s greatest achievement is a remarkable feat of engineering.
Sporting catapult-like acceleration
The Porsche 918 was before the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air were the most prominent news stories about breakneck acceleration. In the official 918 launch documentation, Porsche described the acceleration of the 918 as “catapult like”. The 918 boasts an acceleration time of just 2.26 seconds, which is a mere 0.6 second from 0-60 miles per hour. It seems only fair that this 918 will be able to outshine other cars, given its seven-figure cost.
It was only beaten by fractions of a second even by the most advanced EVs 2023. It’s impossible to beat for gasoline cars the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon or the Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron is more expensive than a whole neighborhood and the Dodge Demon seems like it’s trying to break through the sound barrier.
The speed of the 918 is a quick 214 miles an hour. This beats its electric counterparts who average just under 200 miles per hours. The 918 is not cheap, but it still stands out in terms of specifications. The 918 is capable of reaching 93 mph using only its electric motors (via Porsche), which is a respectable figure for a hybrid.
Porsche claims that the car broke the seven-minute record for the Nurburgring Nordschleif circuit in Germany when it was brand new. The lap took six minutes and 57 seconds.