The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the greatest cars in the world, one of the most powerful plug-in hybrid supercars that can be driven these days. More than that, Porsche is claiming that for short distances up to 12 miles (19 km), the car is able to travel on electricity alone in all-electric mode.
Our colleagues from Driven wanted to verify this characteristic and they drove a 918 Spyder in Manhattan on a route that’s about 12 miles long. In the video below you will see that our colleagues haven’t pushed the car above 32 mph so that the German supercar didn’t run out of juice too early.
The Spyder is powered by 4.6-liter V8 engine with 608 hp and two electric motors delivering an additional 279 hp for a combined 887 hp. The car can go 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 214 mph (345 km/h) or 93 mph (150 km/h) on pure electricity.