Video: Chris Harris Discusses and Then Drives the 887 Horsepower Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid

5 years ago by Electric CarsTV 1

Tweaks have been made as the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid is an ongoing work in progress.

Umbrella Necessary on Rain-Drenched Track

Umbrella Necessary on Rain-Drenched Track

Porsche now says this radical plug-in pours out 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, though both figures may still increase (as if it needs more grunt) before the 918 enters productions later this year.

How quick is this plug-in monster?  How’s 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds sound?  Or maybe 0 to 188 mph in 23 second is what you’re seeking.

This here 16-plus minute video is from Drive’s Chris Harris, who explains the 918 in a detailed sort of way before hitting the track for a brief go.  As Harris states:

“It’s not a finished car, and there was virtually no time, but when Porsche asks if you want a quick spin in a development 918 you get on the plane.”

Interested in purchasing a 918 Spyder?  It’ll only cost you $845,000.  We can still dream, right?

Here’s the rundown on the “old specs” the 918 Spyder had to offer (note: it’s more powerful and quicker now):

Engine 4.6-Liter V-8 W/ Two Electric Parallel Motors
Total Horsepower 795 Horsepower
Total Torque 575 Pound-Feet
Transmission 7-Speed PDK Automated Manual
Fuel Economy 78 mpg
CO2 Emissions 70 g/km
Top Speed (Hybrid/Electric) 202 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph/0-124 mph/0-186 mph) 3 Seconds / 9 Seconds / 27 Seconds
Battery Lithium-Ion W. 6.8 kWh Capacity, 200 kW

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One response to "Video: Chris Harris Discusses and Then Drives the 887 Horsepower Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid"

  1. zilm says:

    600kg for 6.8KWh battery? What a [censored]?