The hills are alive, with the sound of Porsches. A play on words from “The Sound of Music” the Alps make a perfect setting for beautiful films. Steep mountain roads are the perfect place to show off a hypercar, so Porsche gathered 19 lucky owners to attack 25 scenic Alpine Passes. In the year 218 BC, Hannibal crossed the same mountains with soldiers and a herd of elephants heading for Rome. But the invasion proved to be too much for men and beasts, and only 1 animal survived the war
Perhaps horses would have been a better choice. That’s why Porsche’s forces consist of 16,853 horsepower. The 918 Spyder is the state of the art in AWD V8 Hypercars. Its twin-turbo 4.6-liter engine doesn’t get tired at high altitudes, and the electric motors are easily charged on the downhill runs. No incline is too steep for 944 lb-ft of torque, so Porsche used this incredible gathering to film one of the best advertisements they’ve done in a while. Only 918 examples were produced, so the odds of this happening again are slim. An Alpine adventure is the best way to beat this relentless summer weather, so turn up your audio and listen to Porsche’s hypercar in action. We have 918 Spyders for sale, so take a look at our listings and stay with us for all your Porsche updates.