In this video, Porsche puts the new 918 Spyder Concept study in the context of the first-ever Ferdinand Porsche concept car at Paris's 1900 World Fair and today's nascent performance-hybrid niche. But even without the history lesson, it's a great video, showing the 918 in action, giving us a few tantalizing hints of the car's sound, and showing off its details better than any photo gallery.

Watch and see for yourself what Porsche calls "Intelligent Performance."