Christian Gebhardt from Sport Auto had the opportunity to conduct a series of tests with the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Christian Gebhardt from Sport Auto had the opportunity to conduct a series of tests with the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Porsche's answer to the LaFerrari and P1 is a worthy adversary as the production-spec 918 Spyder is amazingly fast. Seen here is one example performing a series of accelerations with assistance from the launch control system which propels Stuttgart's latest flagship model to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.5 seconds.

When equipped with the optional Weissach package, the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) run will take just 7.2 seconds while the 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) sprint is completed in 19.9 seconds before topping out at more than 214 mph (345 km/h). The Porsche 918 Spyder is equally impressive in electric mode since it runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) journey in 6.1 seconds with the Weissach kit en route to a maximum speed of 93 mph (150 km/h).

Until Ferrari and McLaren will post Nürburgring lap times, the Porsche 918 Spyder will remain the fastest car with global road homologation on the Nordschleife with a 6m 57s run. The Koenigsegg One:1 also has all the ingredients to take down Porsche's record.

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