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Porsche 918 Spyder video
evo's Harry Metcalfe rides shotgun in the new Porsche 918 Spyder supercar. What does he reckon? Thoughts, video and pictures here
The amazing Porsche 918 looks set to start a brand new chapter in the world of supercar performance when it goes on sale in 2013. Porsche is planning to build just 918 of the mega-fast hybrid, and buyers will have to find £650,000 to get into one. The 918 marks the arrival of a new breed of supercars that not only deliver stunning performance, but also exceptional economy.
The 918 uses both a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 562bhp and a trio of electric motors to deliver a sub-3 second 0-62mph time, a claimed 202mph top speed and yet an average of 94mpg in the official EU fuel test.
Naturally, we were keen to find out more, so when Porsche offered evo a chance for a very early ride in a development car, we jumped at the chance. You can read the full story in issue 169 of issue, on sale 28th March. But to give you a taster of what to expect here’s a short video of evo’s editorial director and founder Harry Metcalfe giving us a quick tour around the only fully working development car.