2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid – First Drive | Video

By - May 17th, 2013

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid   First Drive | Video

When it finally hits the showroom floor early next year, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid will not just be one of the most expensive (and exclusive) supercar in the world, it will also be one of the technically advanced. Quipped with several powertrains with a 608 horsepower 4.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine as the base first. To that, engineers at Porsche added a 115 kW electric hybrid module for an additional 154 horsepower. To ensure the vehicle keep up with the likes of its counterparts, Porsche wrapped a second electric motor, one capable of 95 kW, to the 918’s front axle with an electric motor. When working in sync, there is a total output of 887 horsepower with a top speed of 211 mph. Still, when seasoned automotive journalist Chris Harris took the new Porsche for a spin, there was a sense of melancholy. As impressive as the specs are from a technical side, Harris found the car to be slightly over-reaching in Porsche’s ambitious goals. See Harris’ remarks in this first drive video of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid. When it finally hits the showroom floor early next year, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid will not just be one of the most expensive (and exclusive) supercar in the world, it will also be one of the technically advanced. Quipped with several powertrains with a 608 horsepower 4.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine as the base first. To that, engineers at Porsche added a 115 kW electric hybrid module for an additional 154 horsepower. To ensure the vehicle keep up with the likes of its counterparts, Porsche wrapped a second electric motor, one capable of 95 kW, to the 918’s front axle with an electric motor. When working in sync, there is a total output of 887 horsepower with a top speed of 211 mph. Still, when seasoned automotive journalist Chris Harris took the new Porsche for a spin, there was a sense of melancholy. As impressive as the specs are from a technical side, Harris found the car to be slightly over-reaching in Porsche’s ambitious goals. See Harris’ remarks in this first drive video of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid   First Drive | Video
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