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…Porsche is developing a green supercar?

Porsche 918 Spyder Front

Dear Porsche: If this is the future of ‘green’ automobiles, then the world is going to be just fine…

Porsche 918 Spyder Rear

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept does zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds, tops out at 198 mph, and will lap the Nurburgring in just 7:30. Oh, and it will do all that and get 78.4 mpg if you keep your foot out of it.

That’s because the 718 horsepower monster features a 500 horsepower, mid-engine V-8 that’s assisted by TWO electric motors (one at each end) that add an additional 218 horsepower when needed.

Porsche 918 Spyder Interior

Picking up the groceries? Just keep things sane, and the electric motors will do all the work, giving you up to 16 miles of emission-free green driving.

Picking up laps on the racetrack? Just drive it like any other Porsche, and the electric motors will assist the V-8 as it does its best to lower that mpg figure.

Porsche 918 Spyder Detail

Plus, it doesn’t look half bad either!

[Via: Porsche]

…The Pagani Zonda F is Fast?

Pagani Zonda F

The Pagani Zonda F is a special kind of sexy; with miles of carbon fiber covering the outside in a way that just screams speed.

The Nurburgring is an often public racetrack that is tucked away in the heart of Germany, and is used as a test track for some of the automotive elite.

Combine the two, and add in an HD camera co-pilot, and you have one of the best in car videos of all time. (Way better than the usual in car video, which looks like it was filmed with a cell phone.)

For reference, the Zonda recently set the record for the fastest lap of the ring, with a time of just 7:27.82 through the 12.9 mile loop, easily toping Porsche’s Carrera GT (the previous record holder) by almost 4 seconds.

Click through to live vicariously.

[SupercarMovies.com]