By   May 20, 2014

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Porsche 918 Spyder and 959

The Porsche 959 was so advanced when it came out in the mid-eighties that many of its technological advancements are used in many modern cars. From the advanced twin turbochargers and all-wheel drive (AWD) system to the tire pressure monitor, it was a glimpse into the future.

Now the German performance car maker is once again giving us a look at what the future may hold. The Porsche 918 Spyder is an advanced plug-in hybrid that is very technologically advanced. Much of this technology will likely make its way to other automobiles and certainly other sports cars. It shows how a sports car can be designed for great fuel economy while not sacrificing performance.

This video shows both the 959 and 918 Spyder. It has footage about how the two cars have the same DNA and talks about how they both may show (or showed) the future of the car well before it is reality. It also shows a lap of the 918 Spyder and even features a comparison with the McLaren P1.

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