Porsche 918

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Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 918 Spyder IAA 2013.jpg
499 units
Model years2015
DesignerMichael Mauer
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door roadster (Spyder)
2-door coupé (RSR)
LayoutM4 layout with all-wheel steering
RelatedPorsche Carrera GT
Engine4.6 L V8 + 2 electric motors on front and rear axle
Transmission7-speed PDK dual-clutch
Battery6.8 kW·h liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery
Range680 kilometres (420 mi) (EPA)[1]
Electric range19 km (12 mi) (EPA)[1]
Wheelbase2,730 mm (107.5 in)
Length4,643 mm (182.8 in)
Width1,940 mm (76.4 in)
Height1,167 mm (45.9 in)
Kerb weight1,704 kilograms (3,757 lb)[2]
1,640 kilograms (3,620 lb) with the optional Weissach package.
PredecessorPorsche Carrera GT[3]

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car. It made by Porsche.[4] The Spyder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 litre V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower (453 kW). With two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower (208 kW) it has a combined output of 887 horsepower (661 kW). The 918 Spyder's 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 19 km (12 mi) under EPA's five-cycle tests.[1] The car has a top speed of around 340 km/h (210 mph).[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Energy (2014-05-30). "2015 Porsche 918 Spyder". Fueleconomy.gov. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. Carlos Lago (9 March 2015). "Monolithic Meetup: What Happens When the Two Fastest, Most Powerful Production Cars Throw Down?". MotorTrend/TEN. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. Migliore, Greg (July 28, 2010). "Porsche 918 Spyder approved for production". AutoWeek.
  4. Paul Horrell (26 November 2013). "First Drive: Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Pack". Top Gear.
  5. Cupler, Justin (30 October 2012). "2013 Porsche 918 Spyder". TopSpeed. Retrieved 11 June 2016.