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Audi R8 V10 Plus chases McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder

An onboard video from an Audi R8 V10 Plus shows how Ingolstadt’s supercar is keeping up the pace with a McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. The chase between two hybrid hypercars and Audi’s supercar took place on the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps which is considered by many to be one of the best driving roads in the world. That’s because it’s a spectacular road through the mountains and it’s quite dangerous to drive on at high speeds unless you are a very skilled driver.

While the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Audi R8 V10 Plus benefit from an all-wheel drive system, the McLaren P1 sends its power to the rear axle. It should be mentioned that the Audi is the least powerful of the trio, packing 550 PS from a naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter FSI engine. The Porsche 918 Spyder has a combined output of 887 PS whereas the McLaren P1 comes with 916 PS.

As you would expect, the Audi R8 V10 Plus is also the slowest of the bunch, needing 3.5 seconds to hit 100 km/h on its way to a top speed of 317 km/h. The Porsche 918 Spyder does the sprint in only 2.8 seconds and tops out at 345 km/h whereas the McLaren P1 covers the 0-100 km/h journey in less than 3 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 350 km/h.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.