Supercar Sunday: Porsche 918 Spyder Beats Its Own Record

By | November 24, 2013
Porsche has released the final numbers on the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, and it is already beating its previously recorded performance numbers. The new plug-in hybrid is able to go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds, reaching 186 mph in less than 20 seconds. Not bad for a sport hybrid. This plug-in hybrid has become not only the most fuel-efficient in the Porsche lineup but also the fastest road-going model. The new 918 Spyder receives its power from a gas-powered V-8 engine paired with two electric motors to achieve 887 combined horsepower. Looking at only electric numbers, the Porsche 918 Spyder goes from 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds, while returning roughly 78 mpg when equipped with the Weissach weight-optimized package. With this package, the 918 Spyder holds the lap record on the Nurburgring for road vehicles at just under 7 minutes, and because it delivers such low consumption and emission numbers, the Porsche 918 Spyder has been certified to efficiency class A+.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder program, said in a recent interview, "We have now used all options available to electrify the 918 Spider, working right up to the last minute to do so." The enhancements to the vehicle enable the Porsche 918 Spyder to perform like a true sports car, while delivering zero emissions. Source: Newspress UK