Last week we showed you what launch control in the Porsche 918 spyder looks and sounds like. This week’s video features Porsche factory driver Patrick Long on a hot lap around the Circuit of the Americas. Watch as the Porsche 918 exits pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerates under sport hybrid mode, and uses the hot-lap button on the back straight at 170 mph. The “Hot Lap” function releases the final reserves of the 918 Spyder and can only be activated from the “Race Hybrid” mode. Basically, pushing the hot lap button provides maximum power output for a few fast laps by utilizing all of the available energy in the battery.
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