You’re a Porsche fan, right; so all you really need to know is the 918 has a 4.6 litre V8 and an electric motor on each axle. The end result is 770hp and a sub 3.0 second 100km/h sprint with a top speed in excess of 325km/h.
A reminder, too, that only 918 of these cars will be made. Orders commenced in March 2011 and deliveries are due to start late next year.
Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder*
Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
> 570 hp (V8 engine)
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)
Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle.
High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).
Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains compatible plug-in charger.
Top speed > 325 km/h
purely electric > 150 km/h
0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s
Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km
Total ~ 70 g/km
Purely electric > 25 km
* Provisional specifications