Today’s hypercars are so fast, you can only legally take them to their limit on a race track. And when you’re on a race track, you’ll find they’re not the fastest cars there.
You know what we haven’t seen in about a week? A really good look at the upcoming Bugatti Chiron supercar that is supposedly under wraps until it drops in Geneva in March of next year. No worries — we’ve got a brand new video of two Chiron prototypes. Is Bugatti even trying?
[Fog! Fog everywhere! Spooky fog! Fog of the future! Here’s then-Porsche CEO Matthias Müller riding shotgun with Walter Röhrl as the Porsche 918 arrived at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Photo credit: AP Images]
[An early Porsche 918 test mule. It might not look much like the hypercar you know and lust over, but we all have to start somewhere, right? Photo Credit: Porsche]
To get the Holy Trinity of hypercars together at a track, you need to have the right names in your phonebook. To drive the crap out of them and have as much fun as possible, you need Chris Harris, Tiff Needell and Marino Franchitti behind the wheels.
Super-rich-dude Paul Bailey submitted his Holy Trinity of hypercars–the Ferrari LaFerrari, Mclaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder–to a track comparison at Silverstone. We assume this happened before he crashed his 918 into a crowd of people a few days ago at a Malta car show.
Check out this 2,740 horsepower showdown between the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari on the same race track in the same conditions. It might not be elite driving, but seeing what these cars can do in “consumer spec” in the hands of their actual owners is kind of fascinating.
There is no question Walter Röhrl is a great driver, one of the greatest. His wins in the gnarliest years of the World Rally Championship cannot be overstated, warrant enough for a position as Porsche’s best-known development and test driver. And here he is stuffing the dearly-departed Porsche 918 Spyder into a wall.
Spa is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. The Porsche 918 is one of the fastest cars that has ever graced the Earth. And this guy might not smile while driving, not even once, but he’s driving this 918 like he’s escaping from a volcano.
I know this because Porsche issued a global recall for its $850,000 hypercar for the third time due to a wiring issue. Basically, the company is forcing owners to drive their cars regularly. To the dealership.
While reaching the top speed of modern hypercars is not an easy task, the Australian government will let you rev your Porsche 918 Spyder’s 4.6-liter hybrid V8 to 8,900 RPM out there in the Open Speed Zone.
"Fuck you Travis Oval-piston-face." The words repeated and scorched the inside of my head and the anger grew and swelled and assumed a magnitude which left me no longer in control of it.
The Porsche 918 Spyder has more than enough power to powerslide on pavement with ease. So what happens when you stick one on studded snow tires and let it loose on ice?
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If you're dropping the better part of a million bucks on Porsche's hybrid supercar, adding another $20k to the sticker for a set of custom-fit luggage seems like a no-brainer. And speaking of no-brainers…
It's already been stated that the new Porsche 918 is fast. It's ridiculously fast. Ludicrously fast. But watching the speedometer climb into the stratosphere that quickly just seems unfair. Unfair to other cars, to other people, to the universe itself. Why are we allowing this to happen???