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The Porsche 918 is the fastest production car around the At close to a million dollars, it is by far the road-going Porsche. And according to this 887-hp track uses less fuel a Toyota Prius.

2014 458 Speciale Ferrari

2014 458 Speciale

In effect, the 918 Spyder the best from the green and worlds, creating a striking new of exotic sports car. It gathers up previously opposite of hybrid-like fuel efficiency and acceleration.

Porsche has offered sports cars for the past 40 all of them with varying to its ongoing motorsports efforts, with the 904 GTS in the 1960s, the 911 Turbo in the the legendary all-wheel-drive 959 in the 1980s most recently, the Carrera GT. latter mid-engine hyper-exotic has notoriety as the unfortunate last of Paul Walker, star of The and the Furious movie franchise, he was a passenger in a Carrera GT driven in similar fashion, by all reports, to the antics portrayed in those killing Walker and the driver.

Each of these cars more power and speed the last, its owners happily more hydrocarbons at each push to experience an increasing to redline and the next corner. The 918 is indeed faster, but not only that fuel consumption it brings fuel consumption down to the point where its car could conceivably use less in real-world use than a regular V-6 sedan, judging by the 9.4 litres/100 km we in a 50-km city/highway loop the Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Tormo to downtown Valencia.

Perusing the 918 Spyder’s spec produces numbers as eye-popping as a Rob confession, but experiencing it in person – on the track, and during a crowd-packing drive through downtown – provided a clear view of the 918 dual green and performance-monster

Open up the lightweight door, and our car offered up fire-resistant cloth seats, no interior carpeting, and no door handles, as per Porsche tradition – though the strap to open the door is leather, not fabric. There are two electric one on the front axle that this an all-wheel-drive car, the helping the V-8 engine provide to the rear wheels. Those wheels receive about 80 per of this car’s power, explains the car’s surprising for tail-out shenanigans when it on the track, before the car’s abruptly chop the fun if you push it too

It was track behaviour remarkably to the Ferrari 458 Speciale, a track-focused car strictly for better track lap Yet, for the first few corners on the with the 918, all that be heard was the rumble of the Michelin big enough to star in their own – it’s one thing to experience a hybrid’s near silence for a few in clogged traffic. It’s to be booting around the track in the silence, although if you push the pedal down far or fast the V-8 will come online for instant thrust.

Not only do these electric act as electronic superchargers on the track, themselves under braking and higher revs on our cool-down the lithium-ion battery’s 6.8 kWh capacity there’s 30 or so kilometres available in silent electric driving. And those gas-free kilometres make the 918’s incredible efficiency claims possible.

Porsche is notably less than two similarly new archrivals Ferrari and McLaren. Both of cars start at more a million dollars U.S. but price is not where supercars are

Its 0-100 km time of 2.6 seconds it a miniscule but relevant 0.2 seconds of the McLaren, plus its documented of 6 minutes and 57 seconds around is a second faster than the fastest time yet.

In the if you wanted fast, you paid for it at the as exotic car owners happily Now, Porsche is saying it doesn’t have to be that performance and fuel-efficiency are possible

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Exotic mid-engine plug-in supercar

Base price: U.S.; as tested, (est.) U.S.

Engine: 4.6-litre gas/electric V-8

Horsepower/torque: 887 hp/940 lb-ft

Seven-speed PDK

Drive: All-wheel front-axle electric motor)

fuel economy (litres/100 9.4 (officially 3.0 combined NEDC)

Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars


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