The Hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Official
Back in March, at the Geneva Auto Show the Porsche 918 Spyder was just a concept, but over the past few months Porsche was working on making the concept into an actual production vehicle. Finally, Porsche has confirmed that it will put the hybrid 918 Spyder into production.
Michael Macht, CEO, Porsche said that;
“Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts. We will develop the 918 Spyder in Weissach and assemble it in Zuffenhausen. This is also a very important commitment to Germany as a manufacturing base.”
This 3,285-ppound sports car will replace the v10-powered Carrera GT as the company’s flagship sports car. The cars has an electric motor at each axel which adds up an additional 218 hp to its already mid-mounted 3.4-liter V8 which produces another 500 hp. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via Porsche’s seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch transmission while the front wheels are driven by a fixed ratio transmission and according to Porsche the vehicle will be able to accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
So, what are your thoughts about this new hybrid?