The Porsche 918 Spyder, the radical hybrid supercar that stole the show at Geneva back in March, has been given the green light for production by the Porsche Supervisory Board.
Michael Macht, president and chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, said; “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.”
The Concept Study of the 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions of just 70g/km, corresponding to fuel consumption of 94.1 mpg on the NEDC, combined with supercar performance: acceleration from a standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 198mph (320km/h), and a Nordschleife laptime of less than 7min 30sec, faster than the Porsche Carrera GT.
The showcar roadster is powered by a gasoline V8 developing more than 500PS at a maximum speed engine of 9,200rpm, in combination with electric motors on the front and rear axle with an overall output of 160kW. The rear-mid-mounted V8 is a further development of the 3.4-liter power unit already featured in the RS Spyder racing car, and is coupled with a seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox. The chassis is centered on a carbon-fiber monocoque, giving high torsional stiffness but keeping the weight down to 1,490kg.
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