After making its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder will make its second real-world appearance at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours in California next month. Rumors suggest that Porsche has given the 918 Spyder the green light for production and is planning a Pebble Beach launch to make the announcement.
Reports suggest Porsche has received over 1,000 letter of interest from potential buyers for the hybrid supercar.
An insider told AutoCar that “the car will be there” but said, “Product announcement is still in discussion. We are still on the way to finalizing the figures.”
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 lets the 918 Spyder concept run on pure electricity with a range of 16 miles.
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept:
– By: Omar Rana