Porsche 918 Spyder vs Dodge Viper ACR vs McLaren P1

September 1st, 2016

Porsche 918 Spyder vs Dodge Viper ACR vs McLaren P1This video saga involves three vastly different exotic cars, on the same tires, on the same track, and with the same driver. No, it’s certainly not drag racing, but it is an extremely even test of some of today’s most outstanding automobiles.

The cars are the Porsche 918 Spyder. It is a hybrid high-performance vehicle that features a mid-mounted, 90-degree V, 4.6-liter engine, with a flat plane crankshaft, and two-electric motors making 887hp and 944 lb-ft. of torque. That’s pretty impressive but the sticker price is downright shocking at a cool starting point of $847,975. The Dodge Viper ACR represents the American contingent and squeezes 645hp and 600 lb-ft. of torque from an 8.4-liter V10 engine. It seems pretty economical (in this field) at around $90K. Last, but not least, is the McLaren P1. To put it frankly – this is a hybrid race car. It is manufactured in the United Kingdom with a 727hp, 3.8-liter V8 engine and a 177hp electric motor. It also has hydro-pneumatic suspension, electro-hydraulically assisted steering, a 12-inch adjustable rear spoiler, zero-availability, and a price tag of over $1-million.

The track is the Thermal Club in California and the tires are Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R. Even though the action is not heads-up, it is hot, with some great camera angles and awesome exhaust notes.

 

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