Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Beaten By Pontiac Aztek in Doug DeMuro Test with a Twist

Here's one encouraging tale for all the aspiring YouTubers out there: while starting your own channel might seem more difficult than ever, since one might end up losing grip in the sea of other channels, there's always hope. And, to illustrate this, we've brought along the latest YT video delivered by Doug DeMuro, one that involves a Porsche 918 Spyder.
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Despite having started his channel later than most well-known automotive vloggers, the American journo has now reached the point where he can fully enjoy the benefits of his camera work. You know, the little stuff such as being offered a full day with a $1.7 million hypercar belonging to a viewer.

Now that we've talked about how Doug got to spend time with the 899 hp halo car, allow us to mention that this is a Weissach Package gifted incarnation of the 918, one that probably set the owner back north of $1 million. And yes, like most, if not all 918 drivers out there, the man probably also has a 911 R, which is why we might get to see the Dougscore being applied to the clutch special in the future.

Speaking of the way in which the journalist aims to be objective when interacting with cars, this is where the Pontiac Aztek comparison we mentioned in the title steps in. However, since we don't want to ruin the giggles of the video, we won't throw any more spoiler at you.

We're glad this 918 Spyder experience came out today and that's because aficionados across the world need to understand just how special the hyper-hybrid is.

Sure, people may have gotten the picture back in 2013 when the Carrera GT successor came to the world, but now that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has proven to be ten seconds quicker round the Green Hell, those who focus solely on such numbers might risk giving the 918 a bit less credit than it deserves.

Yes, we used 918 without the Spyder particle, since the world has also been gifted with a fixed-roof 918, a hypercar owned by former VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piech.

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