The Porsche 918 Sypder is one of the most complex and technologically advanced cars in the world. It is heading into battle with the McLaren P1 and Ferrari laFerrari as one of the hybrid hypercars on sale today. Using the latest technologies such as all-wheel-steering and torque vectoring, the 918 is a weapon both on road and track. DRIVE have been testing the 918 on track and produced this very informative video.
The Porsche 918 Spyder comes fitted with a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 bhp independently – the highest specific power of any naturally aspirated Porsche engine. The V8 is then supplemented by a further two electric motors mounted on each axle. The electric motors can either drive the wheels independently or work together with the engine to boost performance. Each motor produces enough power to boost the total figure over 880 bhp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.
Be sure to check out our review of this stunning Porsche here!