While it is claimed that the flagship Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar can reach 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, independent tests have recorded sub-2.5 second runs therefore making the 918 one of the quickest road-legal cars on the planet. The following video showcases the acceleration capabilities of the 918 Spyder as well as its stylish exterior and interior.
Beneath the skin, the Porsche 918 Spyder features the same powertrain as the standard 918 Spyder. That is a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 hp 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 to an amazing 887 hp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.