This is the first video review of the Porsche 918 Spyder supercar

The future of supercars looks to be at least in some part electric.

Porsche 918 Spyder made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the fastest production car to lap the legendary Nürburgring with a time of just six minutes and 57 seconds.

Powered by a naturally-aspirated 600bhp 4.6-litre V8 and two electric motors providing another 282bhp, the 918 Spyder has a combined power output of 875bhp and 917Nm of torque.

When equipped with the ‘Weissach’ package, the 918 Spyder goes from 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds from 0-124 mph in 7.2 seconds, and from 0-186 mph in just 19.9 seconds. Impressive numbers!

Jay Leno drove the 918 Spyder prototype in August, but it was not a production spec car and it was more of a quick drive rather than a good old review on the track.

Steve Sutcliffe from Autocar looks to be the first one to drive the production spec model and he sure is impressed. He even goes as far calling it Bugatti Veyron-beater.

A £650,000 supercar will be limited 918 units, going against the likes of Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1.

Turn on the volume, it is amazing when the V8 kicks in after a short drive in purely electric mode.


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