" Autocar recently got to test out the Porsche 918 Spyder on the track in the same month they did a performance test of the Veyron Super Sport. Consdiering these are both high end supercards from the VW Group there will be comparisons between the two despite being very different engineering excercises. Keep in mind, the Porsche 918 Spyder has already best the Veyron Super Sport around the Nurburgring with its sub 7 minute laptime
The Veyron is far more of a brute force acceleration car. It's big, heavy, powerful, and really a straightline and top end missile. 1200 horsepower and a 269.80 mile per hour top speed are evidence of that. The Porsche 918 Spyder has less power with its hybrid drivetrain offering 887 horsepower but it offers more finesse. Amazing to think the hybrid car with its two electric engines plus batteries is lighter than the Veyron by roughly ~530 pounds.
Now, Autocar does not actually provide any head to head data between the two cars. That, well, is pretty damn lame. PorscheBoost is of the opinion though that the 918 Spyder is a much more impressive vehicle than the Veyron. Not only does it handle better, not only does it offer greater response, it is the better drivers car. It is the better interpretation of the supercar of the future. It's greener, it's lighter, it meaner, and it isn't a one trick pony. Autocar seems to agree regarding the track performance.