High Performance Hybrid vs. Twin-Turbo Thriller

April 25th, 2015

Street Race Porsche 918 SpyderThis video shows two supercars involved in a high-speed contest that takes place on a desert highway outside of Las Vegas. The cars are both made by Porsche. The first is the hybrid-powered Porsche 918 Spyder and the other is an ultra-luxurious Porsche Turbo S.

The 918 Spyder is not your ordinary hybrid. It packs an outstanding 887-horsepower utilizing a powerful 4.6-liter gasoline engine and four electric motors (situated at each axle). The mid-mounted engine reaches its climax at 8700 RPMs and spins an all-wheel driveline. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2-seconds with a top speed of 215 mph and an MSRP of $1-million U.S.

In almost any other contest of speed, the $200,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S can hold its own. Not the case in this instance. The 911 Turbo S uses a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder engine to unleash 560-horsepower and 524 lb.-ft. of torque. That is no match for the Spyder.

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