After 2 years and 918 models Porsche concluded the manufacturing of the incredible gasoline-electric hybrid super sports car Porsche 918 Spyder.

Of course that does not mean the car is out of date. On the contrary, at the Goodwood Festivals of Speed the retired Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti proved just the opposite by driving the Porsche 918 Spyder at the annual Hill Climb event.

Let us remind you: Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid, sourcing power from a 453kW 4.6-litre V8 engine which drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Together with two electric motors (one of them is mounted on the front axle and adds 95kW, while the other electric motor is mounted between the engine and rear wheels, adding another 114kW). The total combined output makes up 661kW/1274Nm, which enables 918 to sprint from zero to 100km/h in less than 2.8 seconds.

918 Spyder can cover around 30km at 150km/h in electric mode, but the most interesting and awe inspiring fact is that, according to Porsche, this supercar's combined fuel consumption ranges between only 3,1–3,0 l/100 km with 72–70 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Dario Franchitti definitely knew how to demonstrate what Porsche 918 Spyder can do, and in the video below you can also check what the iconic race driver thinks of what could well be one of Porsche's fastest, most powerful and most expensive cars ever made.

July 12, 2015 Driving

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