Perhaps you’ve noticed fewer and fewer eye rolls from car enthusiasts over the past couple of years when hearing the term “hybrid”? The Porsche 918 Spyder will do absolutely nothing to reverse that trend. Thanks to a 4.6-liter V8 taken from Porsche’s LMP2 RS Spyder racecar, the 918 Spyder will be the fastest and most fuel efficient vehicle in the company’s history. Assisting the V8 is a 115kW electric motor which takes a maximum time of four hours to recharge, or as little as 215 minutes, depending on how you do it. Only 918 are being made, but Porsche says this will be their blueprint for future sports cars. And when you can do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, there’s just no time for eye rolling.
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid: The Future’s Coming Fast
Rides By on May 17, 2013
Ferrari LaFerrari: 950 Horses Ready To Peel Your Skin Off
Rides By on Mar 6, 2013
Just one day after we highlighted Lamborghini’s new speed demon, Ferrari has answered the call with its own stunner, LaFerrari. OK so the name doesn’t exactly send shivers down your spine (it translates to “The Ferrari”), but the specs will knock you on your buttocks: 950, yes, 950 horsepower. The 6.3-liter V12 blasts off to 60 in less than three seconds and reaches a top speed of 205 mph. Oh, it’s also a hybrid. 161 horses actually come from the 132-pound lithium-ion battery pack that rests behind the passenger compartment. Generous carbon fiber coating keeps the weight down to just 2,800 lbs, which is just 12 pounds heavier than Adele.