Porsche Spyder Hybrid revealed
Ok it is now pretty official, the new Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid is officially headed for production.
Originally a wild concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, you can expect the Spyder to be powered by a 500-horsepower V8, coupled with a pair of 109-horsepower electric motors. This will give you a combined Mile Per Gallon of 78 (yeah right!!!).
If you run out of fuel (how on 78 miles per gallon…) the battery pack will take for for a further 16 miles 9no doubt down hill and down wind!). No news yet on cost, people estimate around the £500K mark, but you will soon get your money back with that free tac ;-)
What do you think? Let’s be honest, it is as hot as sin…?
Full press release below;
‘Stuttgart. In its session today, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, gave the green light for series development of the Porsche 918 Spyder. Reflecting the overwhelming response from the public and customers to the Concept Study, the Supervisory Board gave Porsche’s Board of Management the mission to develop a production model based on the car already presented. This concept version of an ultra-high-performance mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid technology made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and at Auto China in Bejing, hitting the headlines worldwide.
Michael Macht, President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG: “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 allows CO2 emissions of just 70 g/km, corresponding to fuel consumption of 3.0 litre/100 km (94.1 mpg imp) in the NEDC, on the one hand, and the performance of a super-sports car, on the other. This extremely efficient drivetrain technology then forms a symbiosis in the 918 Spyder with truly outstanding design and high-tech motorsport achievements. Further product details of the 918 Spyder will be disclosed in the months to come.‘