Video: Jay Leno Drives the Porsche 918 Spyder

4 years ago by Electric CarsTV 6

It’s our belief that Jay Leno’s years as a talk show don’t even come close to matching the excitement he now gets to enjoy on a regular basis through Jay Leno’s Garage.

No Need to Stay Between the Lines When Your Name is Jay Leno and You're Behind the Wheel of a Porsche 918 Spyder

No Need to Stay Between the Lines When Your Name is Jay Leno and You’re Behind the Wheel of a Porsche 918 Spyder

Leno seems to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive vehicle these days and boy do we wish we had similar opportunities.

This time, Leno is in the Porsche 918 Spyder—a plug-in hybrid supercar—and he’s got Frank Walliser, head of the 918 project, to answer all of the questions asked.

Of course, an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage wouldn’t be complete without some seat time.

What’s it like to drive the vehicle that Porsche says represents the next-generation of supercars?

Watch the clip and you’ll find out.

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6 responses to "Video: Jay Leno Drives the Porsche 918 Spyder"

  1. GeorgeS says:

    A V8?
    He said horizontal crankshaft. So is this thing a flat boxer V8?
    Pretty nifty. I like the exhaust…..but I’m an old gas head.

  2. Huffster says:

    Must have been dramatic in person to hear the 918 go from silent to a supercar roar and then later back to silent.

  3. Foo says:

    Wee… look at the old-fashioned sports car.

  4. Mark says:

    Does Jay have a Model S? Or has he driven one at least?

    1. Huffster says:

      Yes Jay has driven it. Watch this link:

  5. David Murray says:

    I’m a bit underwhelmed by its battery capacity. 10 to 16 miles is Plug-in Prius territory. You’d think they could at least get you up to C-Max Energi territory.