Porsche's 918 Spyder and 959 Meet Up in Latest Ignition Episode

Just as the Porsche 959 was way ahead of its time when it launched in 1986, showing the roadmap for supercars and sports cars of the future, the 918 Spyder may give us a glimpse of what we can expect for years to come – not only for exotics but for regular vehicles as well.

MotorTrend’s Ignition takes the Porsche 918 for a thorough test including 0-60 mph, quarter mile, braking, figure 8, hot lap around Big Willow race track  – you know, the usual stuff. The 918’s performance is absolutely stunning as I’m sure you know, but to put things in perspective, the video also features the 918’s ancestor, the Porsche 959.

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the two cars compared against each other, although the outcome wouldn’t be hard to predict. Instead, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst drive the two cars separately and offer their feedback. Scroll down to watch the video.

By Dan Mihalascu

VIDEO

The Koenigsegg Regera Is A 1,500 HP Single-Gear Torque Monster

A twin-turbo V8 and no less than three electric motors are mated to a revolutionary transmission.

Army Green Wide-Body Audi RS6 Avant Is Ready For The Apocalypse

This matte green RS6 comes from South Africa and has been fitted with many custom parts.

Toyota Could Kill Off Some U.S. Models If Trump Enforces Tariffs

Depending on Trump’s decision, some might be produced locally while others could be withdrawn.

Breaking: Sergio Marchionne Out As FCA and Ferrari CEO Following Complications With Surgery

Marchionne’s condition has “worsened significantly in recent hours” .

Is $65,000 Crazy Money For A 2019 Ram 1500 Truck?

The Ram 1500 Limited is the nameplate’s flagship version, costing as much as a base-spec Porsche Cayenne.

Trade Secrets From GM, Toyota, Tesla, More Exposed After Data Breach

Anyone with an internet connection and some knowledge could access sensitive information.

Bugatti Recalls Two Chirons, Will Fly The Seats To France To Fix The Airbags

Bugatti goes to great lengths to ensure it takes good care of its vaunted customers, .

Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth Destroyed By Fire After Rally Crash

Ken Block’s Ford Escort is no more, but thankfully both he and his co-driver got out without any injuries.

New BMW X5 Makes Dynamic Video Debut In Official Launch Film

The fourth-gen X5 is more mature and versatile than ever and is priced closely to its predecessor .

Dark Blue 2019 Aston Martin Vantage Cuts A Dash On The Streets Of Montreal

It might not look as elegant as its predecessor, but it sure is a lot more aggressive .