Our buddy Chris Harris had the chance to interview Porsche’s Executives Vice President of R&D, Wolfgang Durheimer. Basically, the new Porsche 918 Spyder Concept is his baby so it’s only right to hear from him what he has to say about the new Porsche supercar.
Refresher: Power for the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept comes from a 3.4L mid-mounted V8 making 500-hp. The engine is mated to two electric-motors sitting on the front and rear axle with an additional output of 218-hp. Power is driven to the wheels by Porsche’s 7-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe PDK transmission, allowing the 918 Spyder Concept to go from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. Drivers are allowed to choose from four different driving modes including E-Drive, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid and Race Hybrid. The E-Drive mode let the 918 Spyder concept run on pure electricity with a range of 16 miles.
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept:
– By: Omar Rana