Porsche, a brand with a reputation for building luxury sports cars for those who truly love the experience of driving, is turning up the electricity.
The high-end German brand is about to start deliveries of its limited-edition 918 Spyder, a plug-in electric hybrid that allows Porsche fans to drive a sports car in five modes—ranging from all-electric to "hot lap," where a 4.6-liter V8 engine provides 608 of the car's maximum 887 horsepower.
"Hot Lap mode is what is really amazing," said Joe Lawrence, chief operating officer of Porsche North America. "We set the all-time record lap time at Germany's famous Nurburgring race track of 6 minutes and 57 seconds."
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Porsche will only sell 918 of the vehicles, and most of those have already been spoken for.
The price: $847,975