Many supercars are doomed to a life of sitting in the corner of some collection but the Porsche 918 Spyder in this latest video is driven to the limit by its owner at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps race track in Belgium. The owner brought his brand new 918 out during one of the special track events organized by sports car rental company RSR Nurburg.
This new owner is not shy about testing the limits of his new car as he clearly takes it down the track with a serious face. He goes all out and laps the track very quickly, making good use of the car’s available power.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is part of a new breed of hybrid supercars. Power is generated from a sophisticated drivetrain consisting of a V-8 engine, two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery. The engine, a race-bred 4.6-liter V-8, is paired with one of the electric motors as well as a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and spins the rear axle. A second electric motor is used to spin the front axle, thus creating a ‘through-the-road’ hybrid all-wheel-drive system.
You can find out more about the car in our first drive report.
Written by Bozi Tatarevic.