So you are just driving around on the Autobahn, somewhere in jerk-water Germany in your standard Porsche 918 Spyder when you are overtaken by a Koenigsegg Agera R. What do you do at this slight, this disrespect? If you are in the 918 you show who is the true boss.
But the Porsche 918 struggles to keep up with the Koenigsegg Agera R, the latter appears out of nowhere like an alien being from another planet.
The 918 is no slouch, powered by a naturally aspirated 4.6-litre, 608bhp V8 engine and two front and rear electric motors which provide an additional 279bhp.
The combined system output for the Porsche is close to 887bhp, only 918 examples were made, production began in 2013 and ended in 2015 and cost £511,000 new.
The Koenigsegg Agera R doesn’t utilise hybrid power, its a good old fashion 5.0-litre V8 fused with a twin-turbo that provides 1,200bhp and just as much Nm of torque.
The Koenigsegg is able to reach a top speed of 273mph, the 918 can max out at 211mph. New, the Agera R cost £1.47m GBP. Currently used, low mileage examples are now going for nearly £2.5 million.
A typical price for a pre-owned 918 is around £1.2m both are rare ultra-cars and as such command a premium.
That said and done the Porsche gets totally wiped out by the Agera R. It literally pays to have more power which in and on itself is a sound investment.