918 Spyder P1

Yellow McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder

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With this new slew of hybrid supercars, one cannot help but compare the lot against each other. To make one of these side-by-side comparisons a tad easier is a video uploaded to YouTube Jan. 12 by High Tech Corvette.

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The video stars a McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder, two of the latest hybrid supercars. These two gathered at the same event in Houston, Texas, where the crowd was given an opportunity to see the two rare cars next to each other. Also, this gives us an opportunity to compare the two cars.


McLaren P1

  • Engine: Twin-Turbo 3.8-liter V8 with Electric Motor
  • Horsepower: 903 hp
  • Torque: 722 lb-ft
  • Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds
  • Weight: 3,280 lbs

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

  • Engine: 4.6-liter V8 and two electric motors
  • Horsepower: 887 hp
  • Torque: 944 lb-ft
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds
  • Weight: 3,692 lbs

The question remains, which one would you take? Vote for your choice in the poll below.

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(Source: YouTube)

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