This time around, Jay Leno was faster than Chris Harris, as he was the first one to test the new Porsche 918 Spyder. Regardless of who came first, we still bet that Chris Harris gives the 918 a more proper thrashing than Jay, and that’s no slight to Jay, as Harris is simply the best at pushing supercars to their limits.
The test took place at the Valencia circuit in the winter, which makes the test even more interesting, thanks to a cold set of tires.
The 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 608 horsepower and two electric motors — one with 154 horsepower and other with 127 horsepower. With a combined output of "nearly 900 f*#king horsepower," to quote Chris, — 887 horsepower to be exact — the 918 Spyder can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph. Top speed is limited to 93 mph in E-Power mode.
Check out the video to see what Harris thinks about the 918 Spyder and why he considers it a very special car. One thing is for sure, Harris did a great job behind the wheel, as always.