Porsche has officially unveiled the 918 Spyder at the Volkswagen Group night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show after several months of teasing the car. The hybrid vehicle – designed to challenge the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari – features a mid-mounted, dry-sump-lubricated, 4.6-litre V8 engine that generates 608 horsepower. However, when combined with an additional trio of electric motors, the total system will sit at 887 hp – slightly less than those cars it seeks to compete with, but more than likely coming with a friendlier price tag. As a hybrid, the 918 Spyder performs well, able to generate speeds of up to 93 mph on electric power, with a drained battery able to recharge in 25 minutes. And it of course looks absolutely stunning. For more information, head to autoblog.com where you can peruse Porsche’s 11,000 word press release.
Porsche Officially Introduces the 918 Spyder
September 10th 2013
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