Porsche 918 Spyder - A Lesson In What The Plug Can Do For The Super Car
Carlos Lago of Ignition prefaces his review of the 2015 Porsche 91 Spyder by saying:
"Without question the 918 exemplifies the absurdity of a near million dollar hypercar..."
And he is not overstating his point. The plug-in Porsche can put the Bugatti Veyron to shame in most of the numbers people generally look for when evaluating how super a "super car" is. 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc.
Obligatory EV Badging - This TIme Ironically Placed On The Gas Cap
We will let the video explain all the ins-and-outs on the car, but also take a moment ourselves to highlight what it can do electrically.
When combined with the gas engine, the car puts out 874 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. When operating on electricity only, the car has a range of about 20 miles, and a 0-62 time in forced EV mode of 6.1 seconds.
Other specs of note:
- 0 to 62 MPH in 2.5 seconds
- 0 to 124 MPH in 7.2 seconds
- 0 to 186 MPH in 19.9 seconds
- 4.6-Liter V8 Puts Out 599 HP
- Total Power From Engine and 2 Electric Motors is 875 HP at 8,500 RPM