Can Porsche's 918 Spyder Capture the Magic of a Mid-Engined Sportscar and Best the Carrera GT?

Image: Still from Drive’s Video

“It revs to over 9000. The total power figure though, this is mind boggling, 887 horsepower from a dry weight of 1640 kilograms.” - Chris Harris

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is not just a looker. It’s one of the most advanced pieces of machinery ??that’s (almost) on the roads today, with speed and handling to match.

“The car doesn’t feel anything like as heavy as the claimed weight. It doesn’t have the inertia at all, the steering’s very direct, it’s a very interesting car.”

Three motors, active aerodynamics and all manner of material wizzbangery designed to keep the car as light and sharp as possible while still lugging around three motors and enough batteries for its electronic motor make it quite the marvel.

Plus it has an engine cover which looks like Darth Vader’s helmet, and the sound when the combustion motor’s on full song is immense!

In this excellent video from Drive, Chris Harris takes it for a spin, chats about its technological trickery, and ponders its considerable driving prowess.

Make sure to check out more coverage of the car by hitting this link and then going way back in its development with this link.