Porsches ultimate car comes with a comparable investment.
Every sumptuous curve, crevice, and vent has an overt role in aerodynamics or
performance, but the taut sheet metal still hints at Porsches early history
(like the 550 Spyder associated with James Dean), and its technology draws from
successful racing DNA that includes the legendary 917 racecars that dominated
the track in the 1970s, and victorious RS Spyder racecars from the modern era.
Never mind the carbon-fiber body panels and wraparound command center styling
with multiple display screens; its steering wheel alone is enough to elicit an
urge to head for the track.
Porsches claimed performance numbers put this squarely in supercar territory,
with a top speed just under 200 mph and a sprint to 62 mph in 3. Dont even roll
The Porsche 918 Spyder revolutionizes the automotive world with a high-tech
Acceleration 3. The companys proven seven-speed PDK double-clutch
transmission (Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) combines with side-to-side
torque-vectoring to ensure the power is always meeting the pavement, and can be
manually controlled through paddle shifters. A racing-style steering wheel
selector lets the driver choose from four modes that range from high efficiency
or even electric-only, to high performance, along with a push to pass button for
speed boosts from the electric motors.
Not only does it have a stunning exterior, but its space-age cockpit is sure
to get your blood pumping.
If its futuristic looks and more than 700 combined horsepower arent enough to
earn you the alpha car spot in the valet line at the Boardwalk Hotel, its
anticipated 78 MPG fuel rating (converted from the New European Driving Cycle)
and low carbon emissions are sure to seal the deal with a sledgehammer. As a
plug-in hybrid, the cars fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is charged from the
grid with a power cord in your garage, with additional charging through
regenerative braking. It has a ton of buttons and controls that help maximize
desired performance, and its shape calls out to the Speed Racer gene in every
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.4-Liter DOHC V8, 2 electric drive motors
Horsepower 500 hp (gas) + 218 hp /160 kW (electric)
Layout Rear-mid engine, rwd
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch PDK
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Drive, electric front-wheel drive
Fuel Economy 78 mpg (manufacturer est. This incredible vehicle features
hybrid and electric technology, and received global acclaim when it debuted in
March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. But as the worlds first ber-hybrid, it is
likely to be an instant collectible, so look for street prices to quickly push
upward. A high-tech monocoque body shell made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic
(CFP) keeps weight under 3,300 pounds, and legendary suspension tuning helps it
lap the Nordschleife of Nrburgring quicker than the Carrera GT. According to
Porsche officials, it has since been green-lighted for production as a result of
hundreds of letters of intent from prospective buyers, so make sure you have a
spot in your garage available when it lands on our shores. Electric motors on
the front and rear axles add a combined 218 horsepower (160 kW). Just grab your
black AmEx card, head to your neighborhood Porsche dealer, and do whatever he
(or she) says to get on the list for the amazing Porsche 918 Spyder.)
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Available 2014-2015 (est.
The heart of this revolutionary mid-engine automobile is a version of
Porsches V8 from the RS Spyder that generates more than 500 horsepower and revs
to an astounding 9,200 rpm.
Curb Weight 3,285 lbs
Top Speed 191 mph (manufacturer est.porsche.
Compared to a few years ago, there has been a drought of exotic cars coming
to market during the economic downturn, so the Porsche 918 Spyder is like an
oasis in the desert that refreshes buyers with an eco-friendly option that comes
with world-class performance. Do not collect $200.
In the Monopoly board of life, when you choose the car for your game piece,
the Porsche 918 Spyder is definitely the one you want parked at the Boardwalk
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List Price $630,000 (est. Furthermore, the 918 Spyder is an aluminum bending manufacturers
evolutionary successor to Porsches last supercar, the Carrera GT, from both a
technological and design perspective. So far, there is no word on plans for a
cover on the open top, but surely the engineers at Porsches home in
Zuffenhausen, Germany, will work it out. While speculation on pricing and timing
abounds, Bloomberg reports that pricing at launch is likely to be about
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