The Porsche 918 Spyder is making its North American debut today at the 2010 Monterey Classic Car Weekend. That’s pretty nice and everything for everyone that’s in California but it seems like the 918 Spyder is currently having more fun at the Nurburgring.
According to rumors and some anonymous documents the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the Nurburgring in 7:20 while returning the best-in-class emissions of 70g of CO2 per km. Of course, we are taking this with a grain of salt until we hear something official from Porsche itself.
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
Source: Teamspeed (via WCF)