LaFerrari or Porsche 918: Choose Your Murdered-Out Hybrid Hypercar At Pebble Beach [66 Pics]

Different cars look best in different colors. That certainly applies as much to supercars and hypercars as it does to any other type of automobile. But the bottom line is that they all look good in black.

Just look at this pair, for example: a Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari, both 2015 models decked out all in black, inside and out. And they’ll both be on RM Sotheby’s auction block next month at Pebble Beach.

As close as rivals get, both these top-of-the-line hypercars pack hybrid powertrains kicking out around 900 horsepower to deliver 0-60 times of around two and a half seconds and top speeds in excess of 210 mph. In short, they’re a couple of the fastest, most advanced road-going performance machines ever devised.

But unlike the other member of the trifecta – the McLaren P1 – you don’t see these all “murdered-out” in black very often – more often in silver (in the Porsche’s case) or red (in the Ferrari’s). That’s what makes the sight of these two heading to the same place so unusual.

Their coincidence may not be entirely coincidental, though. While their consigning owners haven’t been disclosed, we get the distinct feeling that the owners of these two are one and the same – especially considering their matching color schemes, common location in the San Francisco Bay area, their consignment to the same auction house for the same event, and the fact that both have been displayed at Monterey before: the Porsche at Pebble Beach in 2014, and the Ferrari at The Quail last summer.

They’ve also both been beautifully captured by the same photographer – David Bush, for RM Sotheby’s – so check them out in the image galleries below.

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

  • fgclolz

    As a Porsche enthusiast, I’ll always pick the Porsche. Yes, I’m being irrational!

  • Aporto

    Porsche all the way !

  • John

    gonna have to go with the Porsche with GPS navi =p…. nah.. LaFerrari looks better XD

  • Six_Tymes

    without question, the Ferrari.

  • PK

    LaFerrari = Rolls Royce

    P1 = Bentley

    918 = Maybach

  • TB


  • ctk4949

    918 FTW!!

  • ErnieB


  • KenjiK

    I like both. If i had to chose one it would be the 918.
    Or i’ll take the LaFerrari, sell it and buy a 918 and keep a lot of change.

  • Ineed911

    Admittedly, I am a Porsche fan. However, I think there are several Ferrari’s that are equal in aesthetics. However, this is not a fair fight. The LaFerrari is not the best looking Ferrari (IMO). However, this 918 is just about perfect. It is like the modern version of a 959. True supercar with the heritage 911 lines.

    I don’t think black is the best color for either model however, for me, the 918 is superior, hands-down.

  • MMNYC18


  • Tumbi Mtika

    Considering the fact that German cars are designed around the colors Silver, Gray, and Black, I personally feel the 918 wears it more naturally. So I’d choose that.

  • Dariush

    the LaFerrari looks mean af in black! Wish it had the same headlamps the XXK version has… The 918 is overall a much better designed(stylewise)car, imho, but it silver or nothing for me.

  • Blade t

    That 918 looks great….

  • thunder bolt

    The choice is obvious, Porsche !

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Easy! 918

  • SomeRandomCommenter

    I’d hardly call either of these murdered out

  • Thomas Welcomer

    Don’t forget….black starts with “bla”
    …. as in boring. Black is for someone with no imagination. Black hides the cool styling.

    ….and who the heck started with this term “murdered out” ??? That’s just stupid.

    The Amish made their cars look like this 40 years ago. Is that what we are doing? Following THEIR fashion trends in automobiles????

    On the other hand, both these great cars would look good in any number of wraps….. except chrome. NOTHING looks presentable in all chrome….