6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Car Tech Video: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

1:11 /

A high-tech Porsche hybrid like no other debuts with a new world record.

We've been salivating over the Porsche 918 for some time, but Frankfurt 2013 marks the car's real arrival. Simultaneously will a new world record run at the Nurburgring and this immediately reminds you this is not your usual hybrid. 4.6 leader V8 coupled with an electric motor and a 7-speed dual clutch auto manual for the rear-end, another electric motor for the front. Totals up to 887 horse and 940 foot pounds. Inside, it's all rounded high-tech video display panels in the gauge pods and a tablet-like control surface down the consul spine. But perhaps my favorite detail is the pair of exhaust ports behind each seat. How those make it past the attorneys? The 918 Spyder is, of course, the limited production model at $850 grand, but clearly a look at what more attainable Porsches will be made of in the years ahead.

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video