A brand new Porsche 918 Spyder has been recently crashed on the Autobahn, in Germany, near Stuttgart.
Whenever writing about supercar crashes we’re used to saying that the incident occurred because of too much speed combined with the driver’s lack of experience but in this case we will have to rephrase it, because the guy behind the wheel of this Porsche 918 Spyder was most likely a professional test driver. This may be the first ever recorded incident involving the brand new German hybrid supercar. The images posted below are also showing an ambulance, so we hope that nothing serious happened and the driver of the 918 Spyder has lost control of the wheel due to poor weather conditions.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is taking its power from a 4.6 liter naturally aspirated V8 gasoline engine, backed up by two electric motors, one for each axle. The total output produced stands at 887 HP (652 kW) and between 917 Nm (676 lb-ft) and 1,289 Nm (944 lb-ft) of torque. Power is being sent to the wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint takes just 2.7 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h), the German supercar can accelerate in just 7.2 seconds.
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