Testing Porsche 918 Spyder limits on CoTA

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With the McLaren P1 already laying down the gauntlet, it is up to the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari to state their intentions. We have already seen what the P1 can do around a track, and with Jeremy Clarkson favoring this model, it will be up to Richard Hammond to fight Porsche’s corner.

However, before we get to see an all-out fight between these three vehicles, which we expect James May will go for the Ferrari, we have seen an impressive test video of the Porsche 918 Spyder driven to its limits on the Circuit of the Americas (CoTA).

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Patrick Long, Porsche’s Works Driver, is driving the 918 Spyder where it would seem he has a camera attached to his helmet. It is this position of the camera that gives us the best view yet of how the driver sees while driving this awesome Hybrid super car.

Porsche 918 Spyder test on CoTA

We get to see everything that Long sees, and even though he takes the Porsche 918 Spyder to the limits, it is pretty much a very neat lap. There are a few moments when it looks as though Long pushes too hard, but he manages to use his skill, along with some help from the 918 Spyder from keeping it on the track.

There are times in the video that we get a rest from the driver view and get to see how the Porsche Hybrid handles the corners with a few exterior views, and you get another perspective of the limits being pushed to the max.

One thing is certain; the Porsche 918 Spyder is going to give the McLaren P1 a run for its money. It is hard to know which is the better of the two, and while I’m a huge McLaren fan, there is no denying how sexy looking the Ferrari LaFerrari, and so will be nice to see this going around CoTA next.

Testing Porsche 918 Spyder limits on CoTA

 

  • CarMaven

    Thanks for the article Mr. Chubbs.

    Did you not remember Richard Hammond’s Test Drive of the 918 (and his comments, comparisons) at Yas Marinas in Dubai on Top Gear Mr. Chubbs?? It did happen.

    I guess we’ll just have to wait for the three car test, and/or individual recorded test data by the various magazines and shows?