字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Porsche 918 Spyder - Superhybrid Porsche has been associated with racing cars for years and one of the proofs stands next to me. This is Porsche RS Spyder that has successfully competed in many races, for instance in 24h Le Mans. However, as we all know, there are numerous Porsche cars with sports pedigree on the roads as well. Among them there's the 959, a groundbreaking car from the eighties. There's also the Carrera GT, the car that has brought a revolution to the supercar world back in 2003. And then, there is a new car we're going to test today. This is Porsche 918 Spyder. At Porsche they have one great thing about them. Every time they say they do something that's the best in the world, they allow us to try it out. And this is what we're going to do today... In Poland this car costs 4 million Zlotys, equivalent to nearly one million Euro and yet there are five people in our country that have decided to buy it. Of all 918 cars Porsche has sold slightly more than a half so far. You operate this car with a conventional key. You put it in the ignition and turn waking up all the electric systems on board this Porsche and there are a lot of them. Let me get back to it a bit later. So, shall we start it? That's it! The car is running. I mean, all the electric motors are working now. The combustion engine is still asleep somewhere behind my back, but I hope to wake it up in a moment and hear it working at full revs. We're leaving in electric mode. Never in my life have I entered the race track from the paddock without the assistance of a combustion engine. I feel a bit like an underground train operator. We switch the dial twice to the right to activate the Sports mode and finally the V8 comes alive behind me. Yes! This is it! I can catch up with the 911 GT3 driven by a racing driver without any effort. This is Timo Kluck! The steering is electrically assisted but you don't feel this at all. There's nothing artificial to it, nothing we know from other cars with similar mechanism. The braking pedal is a bit dead and some might find it irritating. It's not natural because in a car that has both combustion and electric motors that you can operate separately there is always a forced resistance on the brake pedal and here you can feel it. But apart from this... That's fast! I can't say too much right now as I'm too busy driving this car but this is just incredible! One electric motor up front, one electric motor in the back and this petrol V8 engine that produces over 600 horsepower. Altogether this powerplant produces nearly 900 horsepower! I can see how Timo is struggling wit his 911 GT3 trying very hard to stay in his racing line and I feel I could reach out my hand and touch him here. I haven't done 6500 laps on the Nürburgring in various Porsche cars as he has. I actually do not have to reach for the paddles to change gears because this seven speed double-clutch PDK gearbox does this job for me, especially when it comes to downshifts. Look, we are trying to catch this 911 and we can do it so easily! Get out of my way! The ESP system intervenes only when the situation is critical and it does not cut in any earlier. I could feel a little of oversteer right now. Let's go! We are now pushing the red button, named hot lap to make one quick round on the circuit. It is even faster now! All the power from the engines has been released. My god! If he has not been driving in front of me, I would have never gone so fast on this corner. Now the electric motors act as a kind of special boosters. They try to release the maximum power. O mother... You can feel that ESP breaks in even later now and allows the rear to slide much more. Incredible! This is unbelievable! Go! I'm speechless, I simply am speechless but the emotions are incredible. Again, the rear a bit oversteery. I have to tell you that this feeling is terrific, absolutely terrific. Even some racing cars, and I say it with full responsibility, do not drive so good on the race track like this Porsche 918 Spyder. Look, we have Porsche 911 GT3 in front of us, a car that is basically a racing machine allowed to be driven on public roads. And despite this, even though there is a professional racer driving it, he couldn't escape us. I'm absolutely impressed, hugely, hugely impressed by this car. And I'll tell you one thing. I'm already jealous about those five guys who bought this car in Poland. I hope that one day they will have a chance to come to a race track like this and try the potential of their cars to the maximum. But to do this you need a guy like this in front of you. Without this the driver or the owner of this 918 will never be able to use the full potential of their car. This is incredible! My heart is racing.