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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Tested at Circuit Ricardo Tormo (w/video)

874hp hypercar stars in Motor Trend's 100th YouTube Ignition Episode

Toni Avery
Jan 24, 2014 SHARE

    2015 Porsche 918 Ignition Episode Details:
  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder stars in Motor Trend's 100th YouTube Ignition episode
  • Video reshared YouTube Nation Channel
  • Tested at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain
  • Features 4.6-liter V8 gas engine and two electric motors making a combined 874hp

Porsche's "there is no substitute" tagline has found its new mascot: the 918 Spyder. The above video demonstrates just how extreme a hybrid car can be. But this isn't just any hybrid rather; it's a hypercar that also happens to have two electric motors. Watch as the 918 rips around Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. The beautiful race track is the perfect location for the hypercar's incredible sound under throttle. Ukrainian aggregation news show YouTube Nation also recently featured this 100th episode achievement during a recent web cast

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quarter in motion 05 Photo 2/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder side three quarter 02 Photo 3/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Creating one of the world's most amazing hypercars isn't cheap; rather this petty Porsche will cost you almost 1 million bucks. It is equipped with two electric motors and a gas engine creating in total almost 900hp (874hp to be exact) and 944 lb-ft of torque. The gas engine is a 4.6-liter V8 while the front electric motor produces 127hp and the rear 154hp.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quarter static Photo 4/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quarter 03 Photo 5/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

If you're wondering what the German automaker will come up with next, you aren't alone. But for now watch the video and commence drooling.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quarter in motion 04 Photo 6/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quatters in motion 03 Photo 7/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder rear three quarter in motion 06 Photo 17/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder side three quarters Photo 18/18   |   2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
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