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    Porsche 918 Spyder vs Koenigsegg Agera R (VIDEO)

    Porsche 918 vs Koenigsegg Agera R

    What will come out on top in this high-speed hypercar battle – new hybrid tech or raw horsepower?

    These are two of the fastest production cars in the world right now. Producing over 2000hp combined, both will hit 62mph in under 3 seconds and do well over 200mph flat out.

    The Porsche is arguably the more technologically advanced car with its unique hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive system. The rear wheels are driven by a 4.6-litre naturally aspirated V8 that revs past 9000rpm and features electrical assistance to give extra low-end torque.

    The front wheels are also connected to an electric motor which gives all-wheel drive capability. Combined output is 887hp, and weight is a relatively heavy 1640kg with the Weisach Pakcage that is fitted to the car in this video.

    Porsche’s hybrid hypercar can also run in silent zero emissions full-electric mode for up to 12 miles.

    The Koenigsegg is different, it has no electric mode. It has no electric motors to speak of, just an 1140hp 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that seems like it escaped from a mental hospital. Like the Porsche, the Agera R is all carbon fiber, but because it doesn’t have to lug around heavy batteries it weighs 1435kg.

    On paper at least, it would seem the Swedish Koenigsegg should embarrass the German Porsche 918 in a straight-line drag race. In practice, well, watch the video. And remember, Koenigsegg’s new car – the 1360hp One:1 – is even faster than this Agera R…

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    Porsche 918 Spyder Goes Up In Flames (VIDEO)

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    Imagine your dream car going up in flames. Imagine if that dream car was a $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. Heartbroken wouldn’t even describe your feelings.

    Well, sadly, that is what happened to Dragon Den star David Perry as he watched his dreams burn in front of his eyes. There was nothing he could do but watch.

    How did it happen? Too much petrol over spilled from the 918 hybrid, the heat from the exhaust ignited the fuel causing an Porsche inferno. As you can see from the tweets below the damage is beyond repair.

    Watch the video below to see the Porsche 918 inferno. Heart wrenching stuff for any car lover and especially David Perry.

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  • Celebrity Cars/ Super Cars

    Perfect Match: Soccer Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder

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    The Porsche 918 Spyder is an hybrid hypercar that has revolutionised car technology and performance. Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best footballers in the World, combining skill, power and technique which is unique in the modern game.

    Never before have we seen a better pairing of man and machine.

    Watch as he starts up the $950,000 hypercar in absolute silence before taking off, the 4.6-liter V8 yelping into action sending almost 900 hp to the rear wheels.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porsche 918 Spyder the Perfect Match

     

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    Watch Jay Leno Drives The ‘Mind-Blowingly Fast’ Porsche 918 Spyder (VIDEO)

    Jay Leno gets to drive the hybrid 887 horsepower 918 Spyder, the fastest and most powerful road-going Porsche model yet.

    Watch Jay Leno Raise Hell In The Porsche 918 Spyder

    The first part of explains the technical aspects behind this hybrid masterclass and then the second Jay is let loose on the roads.

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    We’ve lots of badass Porsche 918 track hoonage so far, so it is refreshing to see what it is like to drive what he describes as the “a race car you can drive every day,” in real world settings.

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  • Super Cars/ Top 10s

    10 Most Expensive Cars In The World For 2014 (PHOTOS)

    The most expensive cars of 2014
    If you have yet to write your car list for yet for 2014,  you best get a move on. But before you do, it is maybe worth having a look to see if you can afford one of these bad boys as we bring you the 10 most expensive cars for 2014.

    10) Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe – $215,500
    Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG CoupeCountry of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 621-hp, 6.0-liter, bi-turbo V-12
    0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds

    9) Aston Martin Vanquish – $279,995

    Aston Martin VanquishCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 565-hp, 6.0-liter V-12
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 4.1 seconds

    8) Bentley Mulsanne –  $298,900 

    Bentley MulsanneCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 505-hp, 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

    7) Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – $315,888

    Ferrari F12berlinettaCountry of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 740-hp, 6.3-liter, V-12
    0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds

    6) The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase – $298,900 

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 453-hp, 6.75-liter V-12
    0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds

    5) Porsche 918 Spyder – $845,000
     

    Country of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
    0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds

    4) Hennessey Venom GT – $1.2 million

    Hennessey Venom GTCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 1,244 hp, 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60mph: 2.7 seconds

    3) Koenigsegg Agera – $1,520,000

    Country of Origin: Sweden
    Engine: 1,030 hp, twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 2.9 seconds

    2) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – $2.5 million

    Bugatti VeyronCountry of Origin: France
    Engine: 1,200 hp, 8-liter, 16-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.6 seconds

    1) Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million

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    Country of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds

    via: Forbes

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Porsche 918 Spyder Driven And Drifted By Chris Harris (VIDEO)

    Chris Harris drives the super high tech Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar on track.

    Many doubted Porsche when they unveiled the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar. On paper at least it would wade into battle against its key rivals, the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari The Ferrari, on the back foot. So Porsche raised the total power output to a whopping 887hp.

    Then there were those very loud voices claiming that doing a hybrid supercar was the wrong thing for Porsche to do. Why not just have that 608hp V8 and the carbon tub without all of the heavy batteries weighing it down? There was even controversy around whether Porsche could sell each of the 918, million-dollar hybrids that it planned to build. But then the 918 smashed the Nurburgring lap record and everyone just sort of nodded in awe.

    Now Chris Harris has driven the car and delivered his verdict. It seems the Porsche 918 Spyder is quite the car….

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