The PJ Tatler

Finally: a hybrid for the rest of us

It’s not the Pious, I mean Prius, and it hasn’t been pushed out by Government Motors.  Did I mention that it goes blooooody fast? As in just shy of 200 mph.

The car can go from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and tops out at 199 mph.

A 500-horsepower V-8 engine powers the beast, with two electric motors — one at each end — providing another 218 hp. The 918 can run on gas, electric power, or a combination, with the electric-only mode lasting for about 16 miles. At normal driving speeds (even Porsche drivers have to follow the speed limit!), the plug-in gets 78 mpg.

It does have its downsides. It takes 7 hours to charge and one charge is only good for 18 miles. But hey, at $845,000, it’s a steal.