Video: Chris Harris Drives The Porsche 918 Spyder

porsche-918-videoWhat has 887 horsepower, 940 ft-lbs of torque, and is a hybrid? The Porsche 918 Spyder, that’s what, possibly the most anticipated supercar of 2013. Journalists and reporters are lining up for a chance to drive this million-dollar Porsche, and Chris Harris is one of the first to get some seat time. Color me jealous.

Powered by two electric motors making a combined 240 horsepower and a gas-powered V8 engine offering another 647 ponies, the Porsche 918 Spyder is quite possibly the most powerful hybrid car on the planet. TO get from 0 to 62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds, and in a mere 23 seconds this supercar will take you to 188 mph. Madness, absolutely madness.

Oh, and it will get an estimated 78 mpg.

With just 918 examples planned for production, Harris is in elite company, and he knows it. While he tries to offer a level-handed review of the car…how could he? This is easily one of the most fun vehicles ever developed. If you’re a hybrid supercar fan, this video is a must-watch.

Source: Drive



Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.