Porsche 918 Spyder Explained – Video
It took Porsche years to develop a worthy successor to the vaunted Carrera GT supercar, but at last, the 918 is here—and it’s a plug-in hybrid! With a combined 887 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque from its mid-mounted V-8 and electric motors—one at each axle—the 918 delivers Bugatti-like acceleration, tenacious handling, and a 211-mph top end. And of course, it’s every bit as exotic-looking as any near-million-dollar supercar should be, with a low-slung, targa body, and ultra-futuristic cabin.
Zero to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 6.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 10.2 sec
Top speed: 211 mph
DOHC 32-valve 4.6-liter V-8, 608 hp, 391 lb-ft; 2 permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric motors, 127 hp (front), 154 hp (mid); combined power rating, 887 hp, 944 lb-ft; 6.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode