A Porsche 918 Spyder has been completely destroyed at a gas station in Canada by flames for no obvious reason.
In case you were hoping that the spontaneous combustion problems which non-hybrid supercars have will remain to them, start worrying, because the same issue has been apparently taken over to the expensive, impressive, exclusive and powerful hybrid supercars, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder. The clip posted below is showing such an example burning to the bone at a gas station in Caledon, Ontario, Canada, and the reason for the flames starting is not known just yet. There could have been something wrong with the fueling equipment but it might also have been the vehicle’s fault.
The good part is that we got to see a Porsche 918 Spyder barbecued but the bad side of the story is that this will never roam the streets, so perhaps the company should change its name to Porsche 917 Spyder. The German hybrid supercar was produced in 918 units, with a mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout, being powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine and by 2 electric motors, connected to a 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The total output of the supercar stands at 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,275 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 2.3 seconds and top speed stands at 345 km/h (214 mph).