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Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

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Porsche 918 Spyder (2015) review: 43 facts and highlights

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)
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Why is Porsche 918 Spyder (2015) better than the average?

  • more cylinders
    8vs6.02
  • faster top speed
    344km/hvs248.39km/h
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    2.5svs6.38s
  • larger fuel tank
    70lvs65.14l
  • larger engine size
    4.6lvs3.38l
  • Width
    1.66mvs1.9m
  • longer wheelbase
    2.73mvs2.69m
  • Height
    1.17mvs1.36m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

3.Has four-wheel drive
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

4.Has rear-wheel drive
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

5.Has fully independent suspension
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

6.Has air suspension
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

Dimensions

1.weight

1.7t

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2.width

1.66m

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1.21m

3. longer wheelbase

2.73m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.32m

4.height

1.17m

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1.13m

5. shorter length

4.65m

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2.65m

6. greater payload capacity

225kg

The total weight of cargo that can be carried in the cab and cargo bed, including passengers.

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Speed

1. faster top speed

344km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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414km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

2.5s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2.5s

3. faster acceleration (0-200)

7.3s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.

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Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

7.3s

4. lower coefficient of drag

0.36Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.29Cd

5. faster Nürburgring time

6.57

The Nürburgring race circuit is widely considered to be the most challenging in the world, and the fastest lap times are seen as the ultimate test of a car’s performance. (Source: Nürburgring Lap Times)

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

6.57

6. faster acceleration (100-200)

4.7s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 100-200 kilometres per hour.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

4.7s

Engine

1. more cylinders

8

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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16

2. larger fuel tank

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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100l

3. larger engine size

4.6l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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8l

4. better fuel economy (combined)

3.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

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3.1l/100 km

5. more valves

32

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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6. more horsepower

887hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1001hp

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has a rear-view camera
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

4. more airbags

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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5.USB ports

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

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2

6.Has smart key as standard
Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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