The Porsche 918 Spyder is most definitely guaranteed for production. The electric supercar hybrid was shown to potential customers at a private viewing at Pebble Beach last weekend and it is now rumored that production is expected to total 1,200 units with prices starting around $630,000 a piece. But that’s not all…
Insiders at the event said that both the power and displacement of the gasoline engine would be increased for production. It was also said that Porsche will offer the 918 Spyder in both hard-top and soft-top variants.
The 918 Spyder was shown moving under its own power at Pebble Beach for the first time – you can check it out here.
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