Whether they build this or not (bet you $100000 they do.) what Porsche has done is show us what hybrids can be. They don't have to be designed in a wind tunnel first, with aesthetics as an afterthought. They don't have to be built with tunnel-vision, looking only at the efficiency of the engine, thinking that's all people care about. This car would draw a crowd of car geeks, gear-heads, moms, dads, hippies, and oil barons. Everyone can appreciate a beautiful car, but it often comes with a caveat, like, "It's a gorgeous Lamorghini Frederick, but 11mpg is just offensive nowadays." Not with the 918. This car can get on the freeway at the same time as a Honda Insight, and the Insight will be pulling into a gas station first. It's the supercar of the future, that could preserve the future. If I had a car that did 200mph and got 78mpg, I don't think I would need anything else.
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