It has more then 700 horsepower with a V8 combustion engine and can go from 0 – 60 in just 3.2 seconds. It has a top speed of 198 mph. It is just a beautiful machine. It’s the 2012 Porsche 918 Spyder.
The 918 Spyder prototype uses both high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to give you a fascinating range of qualities:
*An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp)
*acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds,
*top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) plus
*lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT, on the other.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with plug-in hybrid gives the performance of a super sports car on fuel consumption of just three litres/100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle, equal to a CO2 emission rating of 70 g/km.
This open two-seater is powered by a high-speed V8 developing more than 500 bhp and at maximum speed engine of 9,200 rpm as well as electric motors on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218 bhp (160 kW).
A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to choose among four different running modes:
*The E-Drive mode is for running the car under electric power alone, with a range of up to 25 km or 16 miles.
*In the Hybrid mode the 918 Spyder uses both the electric motors and the combustion engine as a function of driving conditions and requirements, offering a range from particularly fuel-efficient all the way to extra-powerful.
The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. Most of the drive power goes to the rear wheels, with Torque Vectoring serving to additionally improve the car’s driving dynamics.