Is this a hypercar that happens to be a hybrid. Or a hybrid that happens to be a hypercar?
Some say neither. We say both. The performance certainly is hyper. The straight-line figures are staggering, thanks to 875bhp delivered by a screaming V8, plus electric power, and four-wheel-drive. Porsche claims 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, and 0-125mph in 7.2, and 0-186mph (300km/h) in 20.9. That's Veyron-fast up to 150-odd mph.
And it's not just a straight-line drag merchant. The 918 has famously lapped the Nurburgring in 6 minutes 57 sec. That number is on par with deadly rival McLaren's claim for the P1 of 'under seven minutes'.