Zlatan Ibrahimovic Drives Porsche 918 Hybrid Supercar in Stockholm

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Zlatan Ibahimovic’s exploits on the football field have become the stuff of legend. He is so famous, in fact, that people are following him everywhere, obsessed with his more personal exploits as well. The superstar from Sweden has thus recently been spotted driving a brand new Porsche 918 Spyder, quite the impressive car, on the streets of Stockholm.
This is the latest track tool from Porsche, a brand new supercar which also has a green side to it. The 918 Spyder is the successor of the legendary Carrera GT, the car Paul Walker tragically lost his life in. Official pricing in Sweden has not yet been announced, but we know Porsche demands a hefty €768,000 in Germany for this car, which gives us a rough estimate of what Zlatan payed for it.

Why pay that much? Because it’s equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 608 hp and is mechanically very similar to a racing car. Two more electric motors are installed, adding another 156 hp (115 kW) and 129 hp (95 kW) each. The end result is a car that can do 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 7.9 seconds. And yet, it’s as efficient as a Toyota Prius, with Porsche claiming average consumption of 3.3 L/100km (86 mpg UK).

If you’d allow us to get a little sidetracked, we might as well talk about Volvo for a little bit. Last year, Zlatan was asked to film the first promo of a series called “Made by Sweden” in which the toughness of the people and the country they live in give the Volvo model range an interesting persona.

“Sweden is our home. Mountains, vast forests, long distances, sun, rain, darkness, snow and ice. This inspires and challenges us when we develop our cars. The Swedish wilderness is our heritage and it is here we find our strength. Just like Zlatan Ibrahimovi. This is our celebration of Sweden,” says Volvo, relying on the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s fame to promote their XC70 crossover.

But even before the 918 Spider was launched, Volvo has been working hard to make hybrid cars and have recently announced a performance hybrid version of the S60 is on the way. They really are spearheading the market for green vehicles in their own way.

So if Porsche can make this supercar stuff work and sell well, why can’t Volvo, who’s been at it for much longer, deliver a hybrid sportscar of its own? We're pretty sure this guy would be the first customer.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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