The last Porsche 918 Spyder model has finally rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart. The 918 Spyder is a mid engine plug-in hybrid sports car designed and developed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by 4.6L normally aspirated v8 engine developing 608hp with two electric motors additionally providing 279 hp combined producing a punch of 887hp. With this power Spyder can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and top out at 211mph.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is limited edition sport car and Porsche planned to produce only 918 units for its selected customers. The 918 Spyder was unveiled at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010 as a concept and the production version was shown at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2013 model year 918 Spyder is being produced in a limited series and it was developed in Weissach and assembled in Zuffenhausen urban district in Stuttgart. The production started in November 2013, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December 2013.
Porsche quotes that in September 2013, a 918 fitted with the optional ‘Weissach Package’ set a Nurburgring lap time of 6:57 on the 12.8 miles road course, making it the first series production street-legal car to break the 7 minute barrier.
Nurburgring Lap Video
Check out the video for this lap record below:
Important features of this car are highly efficient hybrid power plant, composite material lightweight body structure, effective braking system and aerodynamic design. The technology used in Porsche 918 Spyder is already adopted in Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS.
Other important performance parameters are as follows:
Engine: 4.6-liter V8 mid-engine
Power: 608 hp at 8,600/min (V8 engine), two electric motors additionally providing 279 hp
Transmission: 7-Speed PDK
0-60 mph Time: 2.8 Seconds
Top Speed: 211 MPH (340 km/hr)
Drivetrain: Parallel Full Hybrid
Engine Placement: Mid Mounted
Curb Weight: 3715 LBS (1685 kg)
Elecric range: 12 mi (19km)
Base Price: $ 845,000