Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid – Better Than A Bugatti Veyron?

DEC 2 2013 BY JAY COLE 4

We know the Porsche 918 Spyder supercar is the fastest plug-in hybrid supercar today, but did you know it’s quicker than the Bugatti Veyron to 62 mph?  (the 918 does this in 2.5 seconds) And faster to 190 mph? (at just over 20 seconds)

Autocar Takes The 98 Plug-In Hybrid Super Car Out For A Spin

Autocar Takes The 98 Plug-In Hybrid Super Car Out For A Spin

Autocar recently got its hands on one and took it out to the track to both drive it silently (the Porsche can travel up to 20 miles on electric power alone) and in full 875 hp, 944 lb-ft torque combined mode.

As the Bugatti Veyron is the current poster child for all supercars everywhere, the publication asks the obvious question: “Is the Porsche 918 Spyder better than a Bugatti Veyron?”  Check out the video to find out.

Last week, Porsche released their “final performance stats” on the 918:

  • 0 to 62 MPH in 2.5 seconds
  • 0 to 124 MPH in 7.2 seconds
  • 0 to 62 MPH in Electric-Only Mode 6.2 seconds or 6.1 With the Upgraded Weissach Package
  • 0 to 186 MPH in 19.9 seconds
  • 4.6-Liter V8 Puts Out 599 HP
  • Total Power From Engine and 2 Electric Motors is 875 HP at 8,500 RPM

Production of the 918 Spyder is now underway.  First deliveries are scheduled for near the end of this year.  Only 918 will be made.  Cost is over $1 million£650,000 in the UK.

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4 Comments on "Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid – Better Than A Bugatti Veyron?"

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Dan Frederiksen

Meh, a 1970s datsun with forklift motors still beats it to 100km/h..

Warren M

With drag tires.. put road course tires on the Datsun and see what happens. FYI..I ran low the qtr..and 0-60 in 3.9 seconds in my 2011 40mpg 335d…see dragtime listing. Just goes to show what traction will do to those numbers.


It was Walter Rohrl who took the 918 out, to a sub-7 min ring time. It was his favorite car, the Carrera GT, that claimed Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker’s life last weekend.

Jeff D

It would be interesting to see a Veyron, a 918 Spyder, and a Concept One have a three way competition. Three cars with a million dollar value, and each with a different way to power that need for speed.