Chris Harris from DRIVE had the opportunity to go for a ride in a Porsche 918 Spyder prototype.

Chris Harris from DRIVE had the opportunity to go for a ride in a Porsche 918 Spyder prototype.

After test driving Mercedes-Benz's most expensive model on sale today, the SLS AMG Electric Drive, Chris Harris did the same thing with Porsche's upcoming priciest car, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated 918 Spyder.

Set to rival the LaFerrari and McLaren P1, the Carrera GT successor is still a work-in-progress and at this moment its hybrid powertrain delivers 887 bhp (661 kW) and 940 lb-ft (1,273 Nm) of torque. It's enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time in only 2.8 seconds and can hit 188 mph (302 km/h) in 23 seconds, on its way to a top speed of more than 213 mph (343 km/h).

Although initially Porsche said the 918 Spyder would lap the Nürburgring in 7:14, now they are implying it could do it in less than 7 minutes.

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