Porsche AG will be making its return to the Detroit Auto Show in January after pulling out of the much acclaimed show in 2007 to focus its U.S. activities in Los Angeles. According to Hans- Gerd Bode, a spokesman for Porsche, the sports car maker will debut a “spectacular” model at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
“We’ll have something spectacular to show there,” Bode said. “You’ll have to wait and be surprised.”
He also said that Porsche will join the Volkswagen Group presentations at auto shows starting Jan. 2010.
Could it be the production version of the 918 Spyder? That would be pretty ‘spectacular.’ Keep your fingers crossed.
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