Here’s The Fastest Porsche

The Porsche 918 Spyder is the fastest Porsche machine car. Even at nearly 10 years old, the Porsche 918 Spyder stands out as the crown jewel of Porsche’s modern cars.

It takes everything that was great about the Porsche Carrera GT supercar, and adds an electrified twist.

Its 4.6-liter V8 puts out an already wild 608 horsepower; throw in the two electric motors part of its hybrid drivetrain, and the 918 makes an absolutely unworldly 887 horsepower (as per Porsche).

The performance of any car beneath the sun is remarkable, but it reaches unparalleled heights in a hybrid weighing slightly over 3712 pounds when equipped with the optional Weissach package.

Porsche 918 Spyder, the fastest Porsche Car
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Despite its immense power, it maintains an impressive combined mileage of 22 miles per gallon (as per Edmunds). The mere presence of the 918 Spyder renders other cars antiquated and weary.

When initially released, the car boasted an MSRP of $845,000. Production ceased in 2015, with a mere 918 units assembled over a span of two years, rendering it an exceedingly rare find. Auction prices typically range between $1.5-2 million.

Given its abundant power and hybrid drivetrain, one might anticipate the 918 Spyder to be extraordinarily swift. But just how swift is Porsche’s flagship marvel?

Sporting ‘catapult-like’ acceleration

Before the Lucid Air and the Tesla Model S Plaid dominated headlines for breakneck acceleration, there was the Porsche 918.

Porsche described the 918’s acceleration as “catapult-like” in the 918’s official launch documentation. It boasts a 0-60 mile per hour time of just 2.6 seconds.

Given its now seven-figure price tag, it seems right that the 918 would put lesser cars to shame.

Even the best EVs in 2023 only beat that time by fractions of a second.

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Gasoline cars are only surpassed by the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron is expensive, costing more than a neighborhood.

The Dodge Demon resembles a brick trying to break the sound barrier.

The 918 reaches 214 miles per hour, faster than electric rivals topping just over 200 mph.

Though not cheap, it excels in specifications. In electric mode, it hits 93 mph, impressive for a hybrid.

When new, the car broke the seven-minute lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track with a time of six minutes and 57 seconds, as reported by Porsche.

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