Porsche is showcasing the technology behind tomorrow’s super sports car with the insane 570-hp, plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder At-A-Glance:

* Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid firmly on course to become the super
sports car of tomorrow
* 570 hp V8 engine as well as front and rear electric modules paired for a
combined 770 hp
* 0 – 100 km/h acceleration in less than 3 seconds
* Run of less than 7:22 minutes on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
* Fuel consumption of approximately 3 litres per 100 km
* Full electric range in excess of 25 kilometres
* Carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body of lightweight design help
the car achieve a curb weight of less than 1,700 kilograms

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2013 Porsche 918 Spyder

Plug-in hybrid Performance

The future is taking shape: with more than half of its development time completed, the Porsche 918 Spyder is firmly on course to become the super sports car of tomorrow. As a plug-in hybrid vehicle, it logically combines a high-performance combustion engine with cutting-edge electric motors to deliver performance that is beyond extraordinary: the best of both worlds endows the 918 with the dynamics of a racing car packing more than 770 hp of power accompanied by fuel consumption, which at approximately three litres per 100 kilo – metres, is less than that of most modern compact cars. Moreover, Porsche is breaking yet more new ground with the technology demonstrator with spectacular solutions such as the full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the upward-venting “top pipes” exhaust system. In the process, the 918 Spyder is offering a glimpse of what Porsche Intelligent Performance may be capable of in future.

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder

Spyder Goals: Successor to the Carrera GT

The 918 Spyder has been designed as a super sports car and the legitimate successor to the Carrera GT. As such, the first goal was obvious: improving yet again on the Carrera GT’s performance. As far as is currently known, the 918 Spyder will be significantly faster both in terms of acceleration and also performance on the racing circuit: less than three seconds from zero to 100 km/h (Carrera GT: 3.9 seconds) and less than 7:22 minutes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (Carrera GT: 7:32 minutes) is an unmistakable statement. However, the uniqueness of the 918 Spyder is best represented by the union of outstanding performance with a level of efficiency never seen before in the super sports car sector. Fuel consumption of approximately three litres per 100 kilometres and an electric range in excess of 25 kilometres are unprecedented.

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2013 Porsche 918 Spyder Specs:

Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).

Weights: Curb weight, DIN < 1,700 kg

Dimensions: Length 4,643 mm

Width 1,940 mm

Height 1,167 mm

Wheelbase 2,730 mm

Luggage compartment capacity, VDA ~ 100 l

Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW

maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.

Performance: Top speed > 325 km/h

purely electric > 150 km/h

Acceleration:

0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s

0 – 200 km/h < 9.0 s

0 – 300 km/h < 27.0 s

Consumption (NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km

CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km

Range: Purely electric > 25 km

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