In the same month that Porsche
announced that its 918 Spyder is sold out
is getting its first (and likely last) shot at the plug-in hybrid
hypercar. Our drive starts off in a very civilized fashion as we tour the 918 Spyder's
e-power and hybrid
modes, but the fun really starts when the naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine roars to life in sport and race hybrid modes, augmenting the electric motors with an additional 608 horsepower for a total of 887.
We even attempt an impromptu 0-60 test to see if we can match Porsche's
gobsmacking official time of 2.5 seconds, but sadly we don't have the room to make a run on its 214-mph top speed.
Watch as Translogic
host Jonathon Buckley
pilots this Porsche around an airstrip in Irvine, CA, with a focus on the many driving modes that set the 918 Spyder apart from anything else in the storied automaker's history.