Porsche 918 Spyder Speeds into Goodwood

evolveteam July 17, 2013 1
Porsche 918 Spyder

The Goodwood Festival of Speed has just played host to the official debut of the Porsche 918 Spyder. One of the expo’s biggest supercars on display, the high-speed stunner flaunts a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a mid-mounted 4.6-L V8 engine, two electric motors, and a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. All that power results in the engine generating 608 hp and 530 Nm of torque, with the motors revving 156 hp and 129 hp. Speed-wise, the 918 Spyder shoots at 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and features a top speed of 211 mph.

Porsche has also gone on record stating the 918 Spyder will provide the “gene pool” for future models—meaning a lightweight construction, hybrid technology, and updated traction systems. Now if only we can get a release date and price tag, we’ll be good money.


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