Our first ride in the Porsche 918 Spyder
Ollie Marriage meets one of the most exciting cars of the year: Porsche’s brand new hybrid
Posted: 04 Oct 2012
We're here to learn a bit more about the 918, chat to the people involved and, later, to have a ride in the car itself. Not around the circuit unfortunately, but, perhaps equally informatively, on the public roads nearby.
Fuelling is finished, and the 918 creeps away from the pumps silently. Safe to say, it's less quiet when the 4.6-litre racing-derived V8 is up and running. The monochrome Martini livery of this one may be subdued, and the detailing is decidedly unfinished with light clusters that don't fit the holes in the bodywork, but nevertheless the 918 looks suitably exotic.