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The plug-in hybrid, mid-engine hypercar: The Porsche 918 Spyder.
Tested by /DRIVE's Chris Harris at the Valencia circuit in the winter of 2013. The Porsche 918 Spyder has come a long way since when we first saw it at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. Competing against the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1, it is the cheapest of the trio of new hypercars at a base price of $845,000.
The engine weights 140 kg according to Porsche and it delivers 608 horsepower (453 kW) at 8,500 rpm and 528 N·m (389 lbf·ft) of maximum torque. This is supplemented by two electric motors delivering an additional 279 hp (208 kW) - One 154 hp electric motor drives the rear wheels in parallel with the engine and also serves as the main generator.
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A carbon chassis, 480hp and run by the full BMW factory Motorsport team. A good day at the office.
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The new 991 Turbo S is a very expensive car. So expensive it probably needs to fend-off more exotic machinery like a yellow McLaren. This could get messy.
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The biggest race of the historic motorsport calendar, and /DRIVE was there! Racing the Lister in the TT with Anthony Reid. One of the best experiences ever.
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We drive the $500,000 customer-spec GT3 car from Woking. Less power than the street car, much, much more circuit performance.
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The batteries only last 10-15 minutes, but when it's running this thing scrambles your brain. Welcome to the future.
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It's a £135,000 Jaguar XK with no more power than the standard car, and it looks a little bit outrageous. Has Jaguar been smoking something?
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Five sets of tyres, a 740hp Ferrari V12 Berlinetta and the most beautiful circuit in Europe. Yes baby!
Racing a Mercedes 220 Fintail Sedan at the Nürburgring with David Coulthard -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
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120hp, a lot of kerb weight and only four forward gears. But I had an ex- Formula One driver with me, so surely we wouldn't be the slowest car out there? Let the fun begin.
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The new 4C is hopefully the beginning of a new dawn for Alfa. It's rear wheel drive, light, fast and far more beautiful in the flesh than in pictures.
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Ford has boosted the Fiesta ST. Many people already thought it was better than the paddles-only Clio RS. Time for a face-off.
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Here goes. Two of the greatest Ferraris thrashed as intended. This was one of the best days of my life.
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It's a great fusion of speed, stealth and subtlety and it's built for the road. Problem is, it needs to be drifted, so we had to take it to a track.
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The last RS6 was blunter than Larry David, this one is said to be better. Can it handle Merc's gorgeous low-rider, the CLS ' Brake?
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Can a Fiesta ST accelerate faster than a G63, er, towing said Fiesta. Science this is not.
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No, it's not the new M4, buy its a 306hp RWD BMW coupe. So we went to Portugal to drive it.
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Stuttgart v Munich in the battle of the super hatches. Includes road, track, lap times, standing start acceleration. And sheep. And a little jump.
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The car's worth a few million pounds sterling. The event is hard to describe, watch this to see what it's all about. Clue: it's awesome.
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It grew up years ago, we have to accept that. But the Golf GTI is still one of the best cars to actually own, isn't it?
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490hp, small, very pretty: is that enough to make the fastest F-Type a 911 rival? And would an Aston do the job of a Brit roadster better? This video might expand on some of these points.
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If we were a car magazine we'd call this a WORLD EXCLUSIVE, but we're not, so we won't. Let's just say we got very early access to the car everyone wants to know about. And it was very, very good. Volume to 11 please.
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You see, big car companies can have a sense of humour! Take a Formula Ford racer, add a tuned 1 litre 3cyl motor with over 200hp and you have a car which ace racer Nick Tandy got around the Ring in 7min 22sec. That's special, but even more special when it's on the public highway.
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They're small, light, fast and deliver the most singular driving experiences. We take them to some beautiful UK roads and discover why they offer something even the latest hypercars simply cannot match.
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All the talk is Clio RS v Fiesta ST - well this video doesn't answer that question. But it's our first drive in the newest fast Ford. And Henry tends to be quite good at making these hot hatches.
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It's not a finished car, and there was virtually no time, but when Porsche asks if you want a quick spin in a development 918 you get on the plane.
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First big group test of 2013. Audi's R8 has a new dual-clutch transmission, the Turbo S is on its way out and for £20k, Litchfield will give you a 750hp GT-R than can handle normal roads. Game on.
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It's a short clip and it doesn't need my voice contaminating the music. The big films begin next week.
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The numbers are significant: 750hp, 737lb ft, 2200kg. But can you actually enjoy driving it?
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Can REVO Technik make a raggedy old S4 match the gorgeous new RS4? Drag race to find out.
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Has it gone soft? Should it have a manual gearbox? Is turbocharging the wrong direction? Is Will and Kate's baby a boy or a girl? Some of these questions are answered in this video.
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Quick trip to France for a spin in the new 630hp SLS AMG at Paul Ricard. It's a good car to watch and listen to, honest.
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Not a natural pairing, but a quick drive in both got me thinking about how VW manages its various brands in terms of character and driving behaviour. All very grown up, I know - but we can't skid the shizzle out of stuff every week.
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Motor show reports can be a bit dull, but not if there are new McLaren and Ferrari hypercars, a new GT3 and an Alfa sports car. But even so, we added an E63 road test because, well, we always like some action.
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The car cost £4k, Dan had never read notes before, and it's known to be a very attritional event. Into the near pit we went....
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Chris Harris reviews the new 2013 Porsche Cayman S in Portugal.
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Ask me what I'd do with my last gallon of fuel and this is it- go skid around on a frozen lake for a day. The best fun you can have in a car.
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With over 1100hp combined these are the ultimate super-heated GT cars. Fast enough to match a 911 Turbo, comfy enough to cruise a continent.
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They drive a car from Sweden to the UK to avoid the snow. And it snows in the UK. We got to play in it though, and that cool air probably made it good for at least 508hp. It's a small-volume concept for now, but we had a C63 on display to add some perspective (actually, just because it was hilarious in the snow)
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To some people, mainly Porsche people, this is the most desirable car you could own. Its creators are a bunch of zany, brilliant Porsche-files who have invested their lives in re-imagining the classic Porsche 911 shape for the year 2013. We tour the factory, speak to the team and drive it on road and track.
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Not the obvious choice in the 458 marketplace, but a special car all the same, the SLS now gets an extra 20hp (like it needed any more power) and a sharper chassis. Small beer, but we handn't done a video on an SLS in 2012, and they're just so cool, so we went to Hockenheim.
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This is the long-awaited showdown between the new Ford Focus ST and Europe's other latest hot hatches, the Renaultsport Megane RS and Vauxhall Astra VXR. On road and on track.
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Last time, on the drag strip, the Porsche was destroyed. This time we went to a 2 mile runway to see what happens when you let a GT2 RS stretch beyond 150mph. No bikers were hurt in the making of this film.
Part I: http://youtu.be/_zb1j8FmW74
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Surely the most interesting and innovative racing car of the past 30 years, the DeltaWing finished 5th at Petit Le Mans. We drove it two days after the race. Engineer Ben Bowlby's interview is compulsory viewing for all racing fans. A day to remember.
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A quick blast around the Ascari Race Resort in the new drop-top McLaren. Carbon tub should mean it loses very little over the Coupe. Latest engine spec gives 625hp!
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BMW's M135i undercuts the RS3 by £10k in base spec, it's only 20hp down and weighs 150kg less. Can a sub M-car beat Audi's premium fast car representation?
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It looks like a Cuban taxi, but it weighs 1250kg and has over 400hp. It's a great way to take part in one of the world's great races.
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Porsche was testing the 918 at the Nurburgring, they invited us to take a quick ride on the road, not on the track sadly. I normally hate these shotgun features, unless they involve Group B cars, but the 918 needs some understanding.
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This car belongs to the Porsche Museum. It is worth millions of dollars. And they let me spank it at their Weissach test track. Good times.
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Can you have too many new AMGs? No, you can't. This estate-ish, low-roofer probably answers a question no one has yet asked. But it goes like a randy rabbit and looks superb.
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The world thinks the Panamera is ugly, and that no Porsche should be powered by a diesel engine. So the Panamera diesel makes people froth with anger - mainly because they think it isn't fast enough. Chris investigates.
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Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
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Quick video this, but it's not every day you get a spin in a factory owned AMG Hammer. We also had a trip around the factory at Affalterbach and saw some other cool stuff.
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The finance payments were too much, someone offered me good money for it, so I sold the Porsche. 599 values have hit the skids in the UK, Ferrari won't let me drive its cars any more, and I miss driving them so I bought, a 599. It's fast.
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We know it works on track, but is 200hp enough on the road? You can get a 370Z for similar money. Or a used Cayman S. If the GT 86 can do the business here, it has to be one of the great cars of 2012.
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The BAC Mono is a carbon-bodied piece of sculpture with the innards of a Formula 3 car: 540kg, 280hp. The handling is astonishing, in the wet.
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Monster bike versus monstrous car. The bike has 192hp, the car 620. The venue was Santa Pod drag strip.
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Chris Harris flies to Italy to be one of the first journalists behind the wheel of the new Pagani Huayra. A 24 hour trip to Modena and a proper drive in the 730hp Huayra.
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The two muscle-motors of the moment, head-to-head. Hard to imagine a factory warranted Mustang with 670hp, or a State-subsidised 580hp Camaro!
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Bowler makes the finest customer-spec rally raid machines - its EXR is a stunning competition machine. But now they're making a street version. With 550hp.
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We drive the new Audi RS4, try the original B5, the amazing B7 and then match the latest version against the 6.2 litre Mercedes C63.
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Bought for £4000, Chris and pals take the 325 for its first gravel test. Many things go wrong.
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This might just be the best day of my working life. The nut-job launch event for the Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic was pure, Italian, chaotic genius with Markku Alen and Juha Kankkunen. Watch and smile.
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Just because the world doesn't need a 544hp doesn't mean it shouldn't have one. The G63 is so bad, it's almost good.
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I haven't driven my M5 for years, so I got it road-ready and took it for a drive. It still feels nuts today - what the hell was it like in 1986?
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It's been raining in England for the past 6 weeks, so this is a damp test. The GT-R Track Pack seems a bit half-hearted and, on-paper, the 997 Turbo S is the closest rival. I went to an evening track event at Brands hatch to discover the differences/ work out if the Track pack is worth the extra cash.
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First drive in Merc's new 660lb ft sports cruiser. Contains civilized and uncivilized driving.
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You know the form by now: driving on road and track. Carving the neat, fast line. Then pulling mahoooosive slides, and telling it how it really is with all three cars. Doubt we'll have more fun in 2012.
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Take the Evora S supercharged V6, change the suspension and go chase the Porsche GT3. This is the best street/track car Lotus has ever built. Let's just hope it isn't too little too late.
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This is first time that the 475hp Ariel Atom V8 and 650hp Noble M600 have been to the Nordschleife. They were scary as s***. Awesome times.
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It has 17hp and might crack 60mph if you drove it off a small cliff face. The Twizy is a part of Renault's EV adventure: it has a 60 mile range.
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Recipe to make a Tuthill 911 historic rally car: Take one donor shell, add 3.5 liter motor, extract 365hp. Remove weight to 1000kg, add dog-gearbox. Then have as much fun as you can in a car.
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The new SL 500 is the consummate all-rounder with an unrivalled heritage. We trace its roots from the classic W198 300 SL to the Pagoda W113 and the classic R107. Bobby Ewing forever!
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Chris and Neil drive to Geneva in a 370hp Morgan with equipment for 4 video shoots over 7 days. No trunk, Or boot, it whatever you call it where you live.
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Porsche's new 981 Boxster is an all-new design. Bigger, but lighter than before. We went to the launch event in the South of France to see how good it was. And whether a man can now buy the girl's Porsche.
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BMW M550d X Drive road test.
It has more torque than the space shuttle and BMW claims it will do over 40mpg. BMW also says it won't be selling the car in the UK or the US, the places that DRIVE is most commonly viewed. But when something has 3 turbos, you've got to go drive it at 155mph: no?
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252hp in a hatchback designed for city use. It's an extreme car the A1 quattro. Just 333 are being built. We went to Sweden to drive it on a lake. Which told us very little about the car, but it looked beautiful. And we got a ride with Stig Blomqvist in a Sport Quattro. This is a Chris Harris home movie...
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Five days in one of the most interesting sports cars ever made. The 600hp MP4-12C mixes everyday usability with Millennium Falcon performance. We drive it everywhere from town-centre to race-track. And yes, we now want one rather desperately.
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Chris Harris reviews the new 2012 BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R, in the rain. Do these two cars belong together? Probably not - but it's perfect for YouTube search results, and thats why we're doing it. Watch as Chris reviews the two cars on the street and on the track.
Read Chris's PistonHeads article here: http://pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=25199
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One of the most anticipated new cars of 2012, the Toyota rear wheel drive entry level sports car with too many names: GT-86, FT-86, and FRS. Also known as the Subaru BRZ. Chris Harris travels to Spain to get the most ouf a short session in the car.
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To enter Group B in the 1980s, car makers had to build 200 road-going examples of the car they intended to rally. These rules created some of the most spectacular road cars of all time. I love rallying: the chance to drive an RS200 and a Sport Quattro nearly sent me to the nut-house. Fire up the Quattro!
Written and presented by Chris Harris
Shot and edited by David Litchfield
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English winters and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres don't mix, so I'm taking one last drive before putting the car that is rapidly bankrupting me into storage - special storage.
Written and presented by Chris Harris
Shot and edited by Neil Carey
Additional shots by David Litchfield
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Mercedes 480bhp C63 AMG coupe, with optional power upgrade, already has more than enough power to trouble its rear tyres. What happens when you remove some of that grip? Good things, that's what.