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Porsche 918 Spyder Hits the Track

by Paul Strauss

    Specs at a Glance

  • Powertrain: 4.59-liter V8 plus two electric motors hybrid, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 0-to-62 Time (secs): 2.6 secs.
  • Top Speed (mph): 215mph
  • City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 94.1mpg (combined gas/electric)
  • Curb Weight (lb): 3690 lbs.

The hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder sells for over $1 million, but that’s less than half the price of a Bugatti Veyron. While it can’t match the top speed of the current world champ, it’s likely to outhandle it on a track. In race or hot lap mode, the 918 can keep up with the best cars on the track, offering incredible cornering and grip, along with tremendous straight-line performance – hitting 62mph in 2.6 seconds. Plus, the 918 can go up to 20 miles without drinking a drop of fuel if you so choose.

Steve Sutcliffe from UK car channel Autocar managed to get behind the wheel of this incredible high-tech supercar and put it through its paces on the track, leaving us with just one question: When can we have our turn, Porsche?

Also, did you notice the video is 9:18 long? Nice touch guys.

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