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By Jason Bacchetta on May 21, 2012

These days, every car company loves to talk about how their models get great gas mileage while still maintaining solid performance. Unfortunately that’s rarely the case. Porsche isn’t just any car company though, and they mean business… for a price of course.

It looks like the first prototypes of the Porsche 918 Spyder are finally ready to go, and they don’t disappoint. Take a 570 horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine to start, tack on two (front and real axle mounted) electric motors for an additional 218 horsepower and AWD handling, and you get 60MPH in a blazing 3.1 seconds. The gas-electric combo is good for a top speed of 199 mph, but even more surprising is the ability to reach 94 mph on electric power alone.

A supercar no doubt. But here’s what makes this one of the baddest cars to ever hit the street: not only does it destroy high speeds, but it does so while getting 78 mpg. Take that EPA!


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