It’s more than just its inherent speed, or the whooshing noise that fills the cabin like a school choir jamming with James Hetfield. It’s what it represents in an industry full of skeptics. It’s a portal into the future – a time capsule left by some mad scientists born decades too soon. It’s something that shouldn’t exist.
And yet it does.
How do you take three independent power units and make them work in harmony? I guess that’s why I’m not an engineer, but I get the impression even the folks in Stuttgart can’t believe what they’ve achieved.
Imagine the memo: “We are going to create a new halo supercar. It will be a plug-in hybrid, capable of traveling further than a Toyota Prius in all-electric mode. And yet it will lap the Nurburgring faster than any production car before it.”
Enter the Porsche 918 Spyder: The most technologically advanced car of our time.
Electrification is a murky word among car enthusiasts. “Instant torque” is a term that’s gaining traction, but the weightRead More »from Driving a $900,000 Porsche 918 Spyder to the future