Porsche 918 Spyder

918 spyderThe Porsche 918 Spyder made its debut as a concept car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and was met with huge consumer interest. Three years after that at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor show, the production model was introduced. The 918 Spyder is a gorgeous supercar that is surprisingly a hybrid. It is equipped with a V8 behind the seats that pushes 608 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 391 foot-pounds of torque. In addition, the vehicle has two electric engines one for each axle that boast 154 HP for the front axle and 127 HP for the rear. This results in a combined horsepower of over 880. The 918 Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds and to 186 mph in 19.9 seconds. It is equipped with five different operating modes to make the most out of its three engines. In “E-Power” mode, it is purely electric, which can reach speeds of over 90 mph. When the battery power begins to drop, the car will switch to “Hybrid” mode where the electric and combustion engines are working together for maximum efficiency. In “Sport Hybrid” the combustion engine runs continuously for a focus on performance. In “Race Hybrid” mode, the vehicle focuses on maximum performance and the last mode, “Hot Lap” the 918 uses all available energy for maximum power.

The exterior of the car is extremely exotic with wide body rear fenders, two-piece Targa top, lightweight construction and plenty more. The interior is futuristic looking with a nice black and silver contrast. The 918 features a new console technology that is similar to a smartphone. The console is an infotainment system that operates like a web browser and has many functions such as navigation, cabin cool/heating controls, audio and email. The Porsche 918 Spyder was produced in a very limited quantity at a price of over $845,000 each.

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