Car vs. Bike: Porsche 918 Hybrid, Yamaha YZF-R1 (w/ Video)

video:  porsche 918 vs. yamaha r1

Here at Gas 2, we love to make the case for motorcycles. We’ve called them the cheaper, faster, and sexier alternative to cars– but is that really true? To find out, Michelin picked up one of the hottest hypercars on the market- a 200 MPH Porsche 918 Hybrid– and pitted it against one of the fastest sport bikes ever: the Yamaha YZF-R1.

It’s a great video. And, if you have any sort of gear head soul living in your little primate body, then you should definitely spend the next minute and fifty-four seconds of your life watching this (nearly) million dollar hybrid vs. superbike showdown, below.


Video: Porsche 918 vs. Yamaha R1

Yeah, yeah- I know. It sucks that Michelin didn’t have the guts to pick a winner between the two speed machines. Still, I think you’ll agree that it was still worth the watch … but if you don’t, feel free to flame in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


Source | Images:, via GT Speed.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.