Porsche 918 Spyder (Hybrid) gets a step closer…..

Posted: May 15, 2012 by The Car Spy in For Sale, New Cars, Porsche
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The development of the hybrid 918 Spyder continues apace with the completion of the first prototypes and production planned for September 2013. First customers should receive their cars before the end of the same year according to Porsche.

The company is obviously focusing its efforts on the car’s hybrid technology and has revealed that the 570 hp 4.6 V8 will be mated to two electric motors which combined with the petrol engine will produce a total of 770 hp – impressive enough.

The 918 Spyder will also feature full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, two seats, two-piece Targa roof, fixed roll-over protection system, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and the upward-venting ‘top pipes’ exhaust system. All designed to showcase Porsche’s dedication to evolving the technology in each geneartion of cars it releases.

Quoted performance figures for the 918 are a top speed of 325 kph (201 mph) and a 0-100 KPH of less than 3 seconds – so on paper at least it is a car that competes right at the top of the performance car league.

No indication of price has been given by Porsche yet but we think it will up there with 458’s, MP4’s and maybe even Aventadors – so it needs to be good!

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