Porsche 918 vs. Koenigsegg CCR Spyder Roof Removal Battle Will Make You Sweat

Porsche 918 vs. Koenigsegg CCR Spyder Roof Removal Battle 1 photo
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While Koenigseggs and Porsches don't quite fall into the same straight line performance category, the internet has been stirred up by videos showing an Agera R playing with a 918 Spyder on the German Autobahn. Well, how about a... static race involving a 918 and a Koenigsegg machine?
The shenanigan involves a 918 Spyder and an earlier Koenigsegg model, namely a CCR, duking it out to see which car's removable roof can be removed more quickly. Both hypercars can store the top into their noses, but the Zuffenhausen machine comes with a two-panel setup, while the Angelholm performer has a single-piece roof.

Regardless, with both roofs being built from carbon fiber, handling them isn't the end of the world - in terms of modern-day supercars, that title probably remains reserved for the Lamborghini Murcielago, whose skeleton-and-canvas roof took long enough to install for any potential rainfall to leave no part of the cabin dry.

Returning to our exposed-to-the-elements fight, we don't wish to throw spoilers at you, so we'll let the piece of footage below do its job. The stunt was caught on camera earlier this year, at the Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina, Malta's greatest car event. The stunt was filmed not long before the Porsche was involved in a tragic accident that blew away the event's aura.

It's worth noting that while the makers of these beasts obviously have a thing for open-top creations, not all 918 Spyder, or all Koenigsegg models, come with such a feature.

For instance, VW Group influential man Ferdinand Piech's 918 is not a Spyder. As for the Swedish carmaker, the roof scoop required by the One:1 means this model had to be built as a coupe.

P.S.: While some of the moves shown in this clip might seem easy, trust us, they're not. For instance, when we put the two-piece carbon fiber roof of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster to the test, careful maneuvering aimed at preventing any scratches while the panels were inserted into the luggage compartment cost almost as much time as the rest of the operation.

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