• 24Apr
    Categories: Porsche Comments: 0

    porsche-918-spiderYou might raise your brows upon seeing the picture here. It might look crude but this Porsche prototype is set to be the fastest but the greenest Porsche there is today. Meet the Porsche 918 Spyder. The details about this Porsche is very limited as is scheduled to be unwrapped next year but fans and critics of the brand alike know that this supercar hybrid is set to bring the bar to another notch.

    The Porsche 918 Spyder gets its power from three different sources: there is the mid-mounted V8 engine with 4.6L displacement and gives out 425kW, a rear axle hybrid module with an output of 90kW, and a front axle electric motor with an output of 80kW. The combined output of these three sources sum up to 574kW and a monstrous torque of 750Nm.

    The fuel consumption of this Porsche supercar is reported to be at 3 liters per 100 kilomets and an emission of Co2 of just 70 grams per kilometer. The 918 Spyder, with these, numbers, is about 25% greener than the popular Toyota Prius.

    The 7-speed PDK gearbox is inspired by the setup of the 911 Turbo but has been overhauled for this project. The transmission is upside down compared to the position on the 911 in order to improve the center of gravity of the 918 Spyder. The engine and the hybrid module paired with this transmission sends the power to the rear wheels while the motor in front transfers power to the car’s front wheels.

    This Porsche supercar can go from 0 to 100 km/h before the stop watch hits 3 seconds and 0 to 200 in barely 9 seconds. The top speed is pegged at 325 km/h. The pure electric mode can get your 25 kilometers with the acceleration going to 150km/h before the petrol engine enters the picture.

    The 918 Spyder though will not be produced and will only have a very limited run, and all will only be available for left hand drive markets. The tag price of this Targa top convertible 2-seater is expected to be at $1.5 million. It will join the Carrera GT, 911 GT1, 959, Carrera GTS, and the Porsche Turbo in the line up of the brand’s ultimate rides.