In the process Porsche has proclaimed a goal for the 918 to lap the Nurburgring
in less than 7 minutes and 22 seconds. Considering that the 911 GT2 RS clocked a time of 7:18 and the Carrera GT lapped the famous track in 7:28, the goal seems within Porsche's reach. To get there, the 918 packs a 4.6-liter V8 coupled to a pair of electric motors to deliver over 770 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Porsche predicts a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds and a top speed of over 202 mph, with fuel consumption forecasted at 78 mpg. Variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and an upwards-exiting exhaust system are also part of the package.