LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918
Only a handful of people have driven all three of these incredible hybrid-hypercars. Charlie Turner is one of the lucky few
Posted: 02 May 2014
But in the ease-of-use stakes, the 918 shines. It's the only cabrio of the trio and the only one to feature four-wheel drive, rendering it the most useable day to day. It would feel as at home climbing up to your Alpine lair in the depths of winter as cruising, roof removed, along the Italian Riviera. Removing the roof has the added benefit of giving you an intimate audience with the top-exit exhausts of that race-spec V8. And Porsche's bleeding-edge nav and connectivity tech are simply astonishing, leaving McLaren and Ferrari trailing in its wake.
It's also the simplest to drive very, very quickly on the road. The 918's ability to build speed effortlessly (we saw 176mph on a derestricted autobahn) - acceleration emphasised by its lack of roof and the up-close-and-personal V8 soundtrack - is mesmerising.