Earlier this month it was reported that Porsche is looking to put the 918 Spyder into production within the next 5 years. Of course, when you hear things like that from a publications “inside sources” you’re a bit hesitant to believe the truth – especially when a ballpark number of 5 years is given out like it will go by in no time.
Well, here are more sources talking to more publications and this time, it is being reported the Porsche executives are working with the company’s global dealer network to round up names of prospective buyers. The Stuttgart automaker will then use that to help build a business case for giving a thumbs up to a production 918 Spyder.
How much will it cost? We have no clue, but you can be sure it’ll cost more than the Carrera GT.
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: Kap Shah