Porsche Video Shows 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept in Action

[Update 3/10/2010: Porsche says they will build the 918 Spyder]

What is Porsche doing to me? I had just gotten over my teenage-like, eco-speed-lust with the 918 Spyder hybrid from yesterday’s announcement, and now Porsche has to go and release a video showing it actually driving? It’s not right. A man can only take so much.

As if just seeing pictures of a car that can get 78 mpg yet get from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds wasn’t enough.

The video is actually pretty cool, highlighting the fact that the earliest cars ever made were, indeed, electric. And until the oil industry took over, that’s the future the automakers of the time were imagining. It may be 100 years past due, but we’re now witnessing a gigantic rebirth of electrified mobility–and super car makers like Porsche are cashing in on the fact that electricity can provide incredible sports and environmental performance at the same time.

Check out the video below, and yesterday’s post for more info on the 918 Spyder concept.


Nick Chambers

Not your traditional car guy.