Video: Is the Porsche 918 Spyder better than a Bugatti Veyron?

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Review 29 April 2014

A £650,000 supercar can so often feel too scary and edgy to drive at ten tenths. Not the Porsche 918 Spyder though. Most people could get most of what this car can do out if it. And some people will get closer to the edge than ever before. The McLaren P1 and LaFerrari will need to be very special indeed, freaks even, to deliver a wider range of abilities than this.

One thing is for sure, the battle between the Porsche 918 Spyder, LaFerrari and McLaren P1 is going to be one hell of a fight.

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46 weeks 3 days ago
Looks like it might be cheaper to buy a 911 Turbo S and pay Walter Rohrl to drive you around. Were you allowed to overtake him?


Seems to be one very special

46 weeks 3 days ago
Seems to be one very special car indeed, we must however calm down,lets see what the other two can do before we go over the top.

A good collector when the

46 weeks 3 days ago
A good collector when the systems will no longer work in a couple of years?

Steve, you are one of the

46 weeks 3 days ago
Steve, you are one of the purist and knowledgable journos around. And a genuine car enthusiast too!

I bet it sounds better than the P1

46 weeks 3 days ago
Steve, of course, is an exceptional driver but even I was able to keep up with a 911 turboS in a 918. Google. Porsche 918 driveby on YouTube

Clash of the motoring Titans

46 weeks 3 days ago
That 918 Spyder is an exceptional car goes without saying but now I'm very curious as to how the P1 and the LeFerrari would measure up to it. That would be one h**l of a comparison.

Nice looking!

46 weeks 3 days ago
Yeah it's true it's got a cleaner less complicated look, than the new McLaren P1 and the new La Ferrari. Some people will prefer this relatively sober approach to design of a super sport car, while some others will prefer the more dramatic looking La Ferrari og P1.

TBC

History

46 weeks 3 days ago
I wonder, in relation to cars such as the Lamborghini Muira, Ferrari F40, McLaren F1 & Bugatti Veyron, how the 918 will be remembered in 20 years time?

918 - a Bonus Prize for Mark Webber winning LeMans?

46 weeks 3 days ago
Mark Webber has made an inspired decision to leave a foundering F1 - and join Porsche for nexr years LeMans series.

Malo Mori Quam Foedari

A question of............?

46 weeks 3 days ago
What you look for from a car.......Top speed?,how quick it accelerates?, fit/finish?, how exclusive it is?,how it looks?,the Veyron, in a straight line will be ultimately faster, it has a higher top speed,doesn't do corners that well,so i'd say the 918 is an all rounder, does most things well.Having watched the 918 on vid, i'd say it's the everyday Porsche product again,oh,just for a wind up....Walter wasn't really trying....ha ha!

Peter Cavellini.

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