Porsche has released a point-of-view on-board video with the Porsche 918 Spyder in Austin, Texas at Circuit of the Americas.

Porsche has released a point-of-view on-board video with the Porsche 918 Spyder in Austin, Texas at Circuit of the Americas.

Behind the wheel was Porsche works driver Patrick Long who exited the pit lane while driving in electric mode. During acceleration he set the supercar in sport hybrid mode and on the back straight pressed the hot-lap button which allowed the 918 Spyder hit 170 mph (273 km/h).

Currently the fastest production car around the Nürburgring with global road homologation, the 918 Spyder is Porsche's answer to the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. At its heart is a V8 4.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine with 608 PS (447 kW) working with two electric motors providing 286 PS (210 kW) for a grand total of 887 PS (652 kW).

In hybrid mode it will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.7 seconds and 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) in 22 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 214 mph (345 km/h). When relying only on electric power, the 918 Spyder needs less than 7 seconds until 62 mph and will top out at 93 mph (150 km/h).

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Porsche releases POV video with 918 Spyder at Circuit of the Americas