Porsche recently freshly revealed its electric concept car – their first plug-in hybrid ever. The mid-engined two- seat is run by both a 500-horsepower V8 and two electric motors which offer an additional 218 horsepower. According to Porsche, the 918 Spyder also has four different modes of power delivery. Moreover, this new special edition features new 918 Spyder prototype, an emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of three litres/100 kilometers (equal to 94 mpg imp). The car may also accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds and owns a top speed of 198 mph. Porsche may price the luxury vehicle at $630,000, which would make the 918 Spyder Porsche’s most expensive auto edition.
In the Geneva Auto Show, the Stuttgart-based company introduced the 918 Spyder Concept, a supercar with hybrid and electric drive technology
The 918 Spyder’s modular chassis is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic while Porsche has used many magnesium and aluminum. Thus, the 918 Spyder quite resembles the Carrera GT
Electric motors at the front and rear axles add an additional 218 horsepower to the output. The V-8’s power reaches the Spyder Concept’s rear wheels through a 7-speed PDK gearbox.
The drive to the front wheels is pure electric through a fixed ratio. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack behind the cockpit can be charged at home or by brake regeneration.
Variable aerodynamics are needed in a car with such a fast top speed, and the rear hoods extending back from the headrests accommodate retractable air intakes offering a ram-air function
In terms of its interior, Porsche remains driver-oriented with circular dial gauges. On the left is one for road speed, in the middle is engine speed, and on the right is energy-management gauge.
918 Spyder Concept is suitable with a Range Manager. With the map in satellite navigation system, Range Manager displays the remaining range the Spyder can cover and show if you come to your destination on electric power alone in cities
Porsche development chief Wolfgang Duerheimer has said that the company needs at least 1,000 sales to approve limited production of the supercar
This edition is considered as the most luxurious Porsche car
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