Porsche 918 Launch Control and Drag Racing

July 27th, 2015

Porsche 918 Launch Control and Drag RacingThis is high profile, 1/2-mile roll racing on a closed airstrip. In attendance are such supercars as the Koenigsegg Agera and the usual Ferraris and Lamborghinis but the standout proves to be an 887hp Porsche 918. The German powerhouse proves to be too much for most competitors as he blasts out of the hole and rockets down the course.

The Porsche 918 is part of the new generation of hybrid powered supercars. From the factory it boasts a 4.6-liter V8 gasoline engine with direct fuel injection. It not only makes 887hp @ 8600 RPM but also produces 944-lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 RPMs. How much does it cost? Around $850k.