Porsche 918 Spyder set for production
Porsche has officially confirmed today they’ll build a limited series of the Porsche 918 Spyder plug in hybrid concept which was premiered at the Geneva Motor Show back in March. Earlier this year a couple of insiders noted that for the car to be produced, the company needed a minimum of 1,000 orders but Bloomberg already reported that Porsche might have at least 2,000 individuals interested in this supercar.
The Porsche 918 Spyder will be developed in Weissach and assembled in Zuffenhausen, Germany. If you still don’t know why this supercar is that wanted and generates a big fuzz every time something new appears about it, we’ll fill in some info for you.
The 918 Spyder comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of two electric motors located on the front and rear axle with a combined output of 218 HP and a 3.4L V8 petrol engine which is mid-mounted and could develop 500 HP. This leads to an incredible total power output of … wait for it… 718 HP!
With this hybrid powertrain the car should be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and it could reach a top speed of 320 km/h. Porsche claims this hybrid supercar will return a fuel consumption of just 3l/100 km (78 mpg US) with a CO2 emissions level of just 79 g/km.
This four wheel hybrid master piece will be priced at around $630,000.