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Translogic 166: Porsche 918 Spyder

In the same month that Porsche announced that its 918 Spyder is sold out, Translogic is getting its first (and likely last) shot at the plug-in hybrid hypercar. Our drive starts off in a very civilized fashion as we tour the 918 Spyder’s e-power and hybrid modes, but the fun really starts when t…


Porsche sells final 918 Spyder amidst excellent year of sales

2014 has been a banner year for Porsche, as the company has moved over 169,000 units through November, an increase of around 12,000 units over the same period in 2013. During last month alone, the company’s sales saw a year-over-year jump of 25 percent. The European market, meanwhile, saw an 18-…


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Touring the factory

A Privileged Look Inside Zuffenhausen Assembly

Willy Wonka granted just five lucky Golden Ticket holders access to his incredible chocolate factory, yet we consider ourselves just as fortunate, as Porsche invited us to be among the first of just four American journalists to see behind the closed…


Porsche 918 Spyder already almost sold out?

Still planning on getting your hands on a Porsche 918 Spyder? You’d better act quickly, because word has it that the hybrid hypercar is nearly sold out.

While Porsche has reportedly only delivered a little over 30 of the 918 examples of the Spyder it plans to manufacture in total, Automotive…


$900K Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire at Toronto gas station [w/video] UPDATE

Porsche 918 Spyders aren’t exactly a dime a dozen and as far as we know, there are were only two confirmed 918 Spyders in Toronto, Canada as of last night. Now, there is only one. The inflamed $900,000 hybrid supercar pictured above, roasting itself into a useless lump of carbon-fibre and…


Porsche 918 Spyder roars electric through London

The Porsche 918 Spyder can be an object of lust for anyone who appreciates the finer things in the automotive world, but for us greenies with penchant for speed, the car is an icon. This gorgeous, all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid offers 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, can do 0-60…


Porsche 918 Spyder roars electric through London

The Porsche 918 Spyder can be an object of lust for anyone who appreciates the finer things in the automotive world, but for us greenies with penchant for speed, the car is an icon. This gorgeous, all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid offers 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, can do 0-60…


Porsche digitally dissects its 918 Spyder for your viewing pleasure

At this point, you’d think we’d know all there is to know about the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – except what it’s like to drive – but Porsche has released a new video giving us a more in-depth look at its new plug-in hypercar all the same. The animated video gives us numerous cutaway …


Porsche 918 Spyder Debuts with Blistering Ring Time

Porsche unveiled the final production version of its new super sportscar plug-in hybrid in Frankfurt, the 918 Spyder, to news that it has lapped the famed Nurburgring with a time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds, a full 14 seconds off the previous record.

I wrote about the 918 Spyder during our Porsche IAA 2013 preview, so I’ll just copy and paste it here if you missed it:

The highly anticipated Porsche 918 Spyder, the first plug-in hybrid by the automaker, will be making its world debut. The 918 Spyder has made its rounds at auto shows already but this will be the final production version. A 4.6L V8 engine outputting over 600 horsepower will be paired up with a set of electric motors that produce 155 and 125 horsepower for a combined hybrid power output of over 887 horsepower! 100 km/h arrives from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds and all it’ll take is 3.0L / 100km. For short trips to the grocery store, the 918 Spyder can operate on pure electric power with a range of just over 30km.

See more 918 Spyder Pictures and Video of the ‘Ring Laptime


Watch onboard video of the Porsche 918 Spyder’s record ‘Ring lap

“Pics or it didn’t happen!” You could almost hear the Internet shouting this when news started to trickle in about a sub-seven-minute Nürburgring lap by the new Porsche 918 Spyder. Well, after an official press release, which we ran earlier today, we have your “pics.” Moving pics, to be …


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