Porsche 918 Spyder driven

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In this latest video from DRIVE we see Chris Harris getting a little sideways at Spain’s Valencia circuit as he samples the new Porsche 918 Spyder.

Tipping the scales at 1640 kg, the plug-in hybrid hypercar is constructed around a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier, a two-piece Targa roof and fixed roll-over protection.

Propelling this innovative machine is a 453 kW (608 hp) 4.6-litre V8 engine, which is backed up by a hybrid module at the rear along with a electric motor powering the front wheels. When using electric power alone, top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph) with a range of 25 kilometres achievable – depending on driving style but, with the full 661 kW (887 hp) a its disposal, 100 km/h appears in 2.8 seconds and 200 km/h in 7.9s, while top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph).

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