Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap – Video


Multi-time Champion Patrick Long, Porsche Works Driver, utilizes all the systems of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder for a hot lap of the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. Watch as the Porsche 918 exits pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerates under sport hybrid mode, and uses the hot-lap button on the back straight at 170mph.”

The Porsche 918 Spyder is the world’s most advanced plug-in hybrid.

Some vital performance specs include:

  • 874 hp
  • 944 lb-ft of torque
  • Electric range 20 miles
  • 0-62 MPH time in electric mode of 6.1 seconds
  • 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

It’s a beast of a machine.  That’s for sure.

A cool $1 million will buy you one of the 918 examples ever to be produced.

Porsche 918 Spyder Ready to Race

Porsche 918 Spyder Ready to Race

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Ugly proportions…

but fast

Well, not the traditional proportions. At first glance no, not beautiful. But in the vein that form follows function and the fact that the obsolete ICE only mid engine super cars could have been seen in the same way before their proportions became accepted as they mostly have, I see a certain but different beauty in this car. However, it’s the C8, or C9 EREV or whatever it turns out to be Corvette styling that I am looking forward to. That should be a true super car that while expensive I expect will be atainable.