Jay Leno Drives the Porsche 918 Spyder [Video]
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But wait, what's this, a video of Jay Leno testing the 918? Perfect. Jay's the type of guy who likes his hands dirty and his engines carburated, so if he find the hybrid supercar to be desirable, so will the rest of the world.
Predictably for a rich guy like him, Leno is not taken aback by the very expensive supercar and asks some serious questions. How do you was ca car with mech covering the engine bay? That's "by hand", just so you guys know.
As far as we know (the current official data, which Porsche might change), the 918 Spyder has 608 hp coming out of its 4.6-liter racing V8 engine and another 156 hp plus 129 hp from electric motors mounted at the front and back. Total output is 887 hp and 800 Nm, good for 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h.
The real news-worthy part of the video is that it's rather silly to be driving around in complete silence in the 918 one second, only to have loud pops from the screaming V8 the next second. This engineering exercise on wheels really pushes what you think is possible or even logical on a car.
But don't take our word for it, just watch all 12 minutes of the video and for your own opinion on a car you'll likely never own.
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On 5 September 2013 at 23:05 UTC, Jeanette A. said:
OMGosh!! What a dream!
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