Plug-In Supercar Showdown: Porsche 918 Spyder - Competition For The McLaren P1

Plug-In Supercar Showdown: Porsche 918 Spyder - Competition For The McLaren P1

The week on Jay Leno's Garage, the ex-front man for the Tonight Show gets his hands on Porsche's new plug-in supercar - the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.  And regardless if you like Jay Leno or not; the man knows how to put together a video review .

The comedian gets the full 'hands on' treatment from Porsche North America's Daniel Eastman on the "race car you can drive everyday."  As always Jay asks:

"What's it like to drive on the street.  And can you use it as an everyday car?"

Production of the 918 Spyder is now underway..  Only 918 will be made, at a cost of about $1 million.

Some 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