Almost four years have passed since the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder broke cover, but they still fascinate enthusiasts.
Trying to settle which is faster on a quarter-mile drag race is a delicate topic, one that creates long debates, so why not place the two head-to-head in a controlled environment and unleash their power?
It’s not like it hasn’t been done before, but how often does one get to see a limited edition supercar being driven on the drag strip? The battleground in this case was the San Antonio raceway, from where a clear winner emerged, but before moving on to the footage, let’s remember that the LaFerrari is the more powerful than the two on paper.
It has a 6.3-liter V12 and a HY-KERS unit pumping out a total of 950 horses and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque, which translates into a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint that takes less than 3 seconds, and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
As for its German contender, it uses a 4.6-liter V8 engine and a pair of electric motors that work in conjunction to deliver 887 HP and 1,280 Nm (940 lb-ft) to the all-wheel drive system. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in just 2.5 seconds, and top speed sits at 350 km/h (217 mph).