Top Gear Supercars: Porsche 918 – Richard Hammond tests the Porsche 918 at the Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi, where the fun does not stop when the sun go down.
Under the spotlights of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuits, Richard experience the brutal force of this german hybrid supercar.
900 RPM, big speed and acceleration like nothing else. Like the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 has the joint strike force of petrol engine and electric motors working together. Results? The Electric power gives it a destructive punch off the line. Then kicks in the 612 Horsepower, 4.6 litre v8. It does not match the top speed of the P1 but gets to 60mph faster. Add to that an open roof and more comfort and Hammond choice is clear: the 918 is superior to the McLaren P1. Jeremy Clarkson may have something to say about that.
Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder Lap the Circuit of the Americas: