Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Chris Demorro

Video: Porsche 918 Rolls Through Central London

June 30th, 2014 by Chris Demorro
 

London is one of the oldest and best-known cities in the world, a true international metropolis that attracts the talents and wealth of people the world over. Porsche Chief Driving instructor Gordon Robertson had a rare chance to drive the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid through the streets of historic Central London to produce this slick video.

The video briefly explores where Porsche came up with the technology for the $845,000 hybrid supercar, which came from Porsche’s motorsports endeavors. Rolling quietly through London, the Porsche 918 attracts plenty of second looks from interested onlookers who have probably never seen this car in person.

It’s an odd site, seeing a Porsche supercar driving through town with nary a sound but the whine of its electric motors, and it makes you realize just how small a car like this is. This technology is filtering down through the Porsche brand, bit by bit, and who knows? Maybe one day you’ll drive a Volkswagen with Porsche-inspired drivetrain components. Heck, maybe you already do.

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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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