Porsche 918 Spyder Drive Chris Harris video

918 and Life: Chris Harris Tests the New Porsche Supercar [Video]

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Not even 24 hours agowe brought you the skinnyon the production version of thePorsche 918 Spyder, Stuttgart’s shapelyplug-in hybridhellraiser. It looks wicked cool (particularly with the flashback-fabulousWeissach Package), and puts up staggering performance and economy numbers, but how does it look (and, more importantly, sound) when in motion? The one and onlyChris HarrisRSVP’d to the car’s launch atPorsche’s Leipzig test track (which is adjacent to theCayenneandPanamerafactory) to find out.

It’s safe to say thatChrisfinds himself quite smitten with the driving experience, but he’d really love to see a lightweight, non-hybridversion. Frankly, we’d be curious to see how such a creation would perform, too, but we realize that, like theMcLaren P1and theLaFerrari, the 918 was designed around a hybrid powertrain and thus plays the role of technological showcase and assuager of greenie anger toward its maker. Besides, it’s damn fast and sounds like Wagner’s subconscious, and by Georg, that’s good enough for us.

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