The Porsche 918 Spyder Is A Landmark Vehicle In Every Possible Way

The Porsche 918 is the fastest road car to ever go around the Nurburgring, setting a time of 6:57. Now, Chris Harris has gotten his hands all over it, and to say that it impressed him is an understatement.

It doesn't necessarily have the classical makings of a supercar. It's heavy and it's a hybrid, two stats that are normally demerits. But the 918 also has 887 horsepower and 940 pound feet of torque. There's also the way it looks, which is impossibly pretty.

But does all that tech translate into driving prowess and a great connection to the road? In one word, yes. This car is the new supercar benchmark... until the next one comes along.