Well, using the word accessible for Porsche's hypercar might be a bit of an overstatement. But the German manufacturer did build a total of over 900 units, so it's not an impossible dream.
Today's drag race pitches supercar against hypercar, and we're about to see what paying roughly $1 million more on a car means for such a challenge.
The 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that puts out 641 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. This is a formidable weapon down the quarter-mile (402 meters) with its 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and AWD system even though it weighs a rather hefty 3,615 lbs (1,640 kg).
With this setup, the driver gains access to a combined 875 hp and 944 lb-ft (1,280 Nm) of torque. The 918 Spyder makes use of a 7-speed PDK gearbox and it also has the benefit of an AWD system, while being just slightly heavier at 3,692 lbs (1,675 kg).
By all means, you would expect the 918 Spyder to blow its opponent out of the water. Of course, we've talked about this many times before and you can't rate a car based solely on its quarter-mile (402 meters) performance.
But until we get our hands on these two around a racetrack, we'll have to settle for the most basic of tests. For the first run of the day, the 911 Turbo S is off to a great start.
The hypercar comes flying past it on the second run and scores its first point of the day. The best two out of three rule requires one more attempt before a winner is decided.
It's all over in 10.2 seconds, as that's how long it takes the 918 Spyder to cross the finish line first. Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S is just 0.2 seconds slower.
That's nothing a $30,000 investment couldn't solve if you wanted to. For the half-mile (804 meters) rolling race, the hypercar seems to be vulnerable when using Hybrid mode as it loses the first run. But it makes up for it after switching to Sport and then Race-Mode by securing two consecutive victories.
The last test of the day is also quite impressive to watch, as you get to see the stopping power of both these vehicles. Spoiler alert: you could call it a photo finish!