Video: Jay Leno Drives the Porsche 918 Spyder

SEP 11 2013 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 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 Comments on "Video: Jay Leno Drives the Porsche 918 Spyder"

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George Bower

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.

Huffster

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

Foo

Wee… look at the old-fashioned sports car.

Mark

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

Huffster

Yes Jay has driven it. Watch this link:

David Murray

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.