Video: Jay Leno gets a personal tour of the Porsche 918 Spyder

Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 Spyder

When you’re as big a car enthusiast as Jay Leno, you have access to a lot of vehicles that others don’t – of course having his Jay Leno’s Garage online show helps as well. Hanging out at Pebble Beach, Jay Leno took some time out to get a personal tour of the Porsche 918 Spyder from Michael Mauer, Head of Design for Porsche.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Refresher: Power for the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept comes from a 3.4L mid-mounted V8 making 500-hp. The engine is mated to two electric-motors sitting on the front and rear axle with an additional output of 218-hp. Power is driven to the wheels by Porsche”s 7-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe PDK transmission, allowing the 918 Spyder Concept to go from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. Drivers are allowed to choose from four different driving modes including E-Drive, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid and Race Hybrid. The E-Drive mode lets the 918 Spyder concept run on pure electricity with a range of 16 miles.

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept:

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept:

– By: Omar Rana