Video: Porsche 918 obliterates Lexus LFA

Porsche 918 Spider
Porsche

The latest crop of hybrid hypercars from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren have been hailed as the future of motoring, a performance step change that renders all other supposedly fast cars pretty much pointless.
A new video, taken at a UK drag racing event, appears to support that notion – showing what happens when Porsche's sublime 918 hybrid lines up against a Lexus LFA.

Lexus LFA
Lexus

It isn't set up as the one-sided Lexus-bashing you might expect, though. The LFA is one of the wildest cars ever to come out of Japan, and was a highly surprising addition to the normally sensible (and mostly eco-biased hybrid) Lexus model range. It's a feast of geeky engineering, too, and features a carbon-fibre body, and a free-revving V10 motor.

All of which means it can hold its head high amongst its supercar peers. However, it doesn't stop the driver getting a shock (geddit?) lesson in the power of electricity. Watch his humiliation below.

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