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
Apart from the acceleration. Because even though this smallish supercar weighs close to 1700kg, it has a combined power output of, well, Porsche isn't exactly sure yet, but over 785bhp.
It's smooth in its delivery, with no sudden spikes, but does it ever force you into your seat. I swear you can feel the influence of the electrics, too, smoothing out the slight peaks and troughs that you'd expect in a naturally aspirated internal combustion engine. It's a feeling not unlike turbocharging. You can also sense the 4wd at work, not for grip, but more the balance of the car through corners - the front wheels seem to stay locked solid on their chosen line.