Does it really matter which of these hypercars and one supercar are fastest at takeoff? Yes, well sort of. The Porsche 918 hybrid supercar is pitted against the McLaren 650S and Koeningsegg Agera R.
The horsepower stats are brutal, at its heart the 918 features a normally aspirated 4.8-litre, mid-mounted V8 twinned with an electric powerplant, the combined power output is 875bhp, 0-62mph is 2.8 seconds.
The Koeningsegg is powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that churns out 1,140 horsepower and a brutal 885 lb-ft. of torque, 0-62mph takes 2.8 seconds and the ‘Segg’ can reach a top speed of 273mph.
The McLaren 650s is out of its league here, its essentially an entry level supercar whereas the other two are considered to be hypercars. The 650S is powered by a 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing 641 bhp (478 kW; 650 PS) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m) of torque, 0-62mph takes 3 seconds.
So you reckon this drag race is won by the ‘Segg’ with its superior power-to-weight-ratio right? Wrong. The Porsche 918, despite being around 200kg heavier, blasts into the lead. Maybe it was due to a better start or better traction control software but it just goes to show that unlimited power doesn’t give you the drag race bragging rights.