Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap | Video

By - April 15th, 2014

Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap | Video

Professional race car driver Patrick Long, winner of multiple auto racing events and the lone American employed as a Porsche factory racing driver, recently got behind the wheel of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder in Austin, Texas. He took the vehicle — powered by a 4.6-liter direct-injection V8 good for 608 horsepower, plus two electric motors producing another 279 horses — for a hot lap at the new Circuit of the Americas, where he exited the pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerated in the sport hybrid mode, and executed the hot-lap button on the back straight at a scorching 170 mph. The best part, much of the video is shot from the viewpoint of Long himself, delivering the full 918 experience. Check out the clip below.

Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap | Video