2010 Porsche 918 Spyder Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 March 2010 , 12:03:38 byAlina

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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Porsche specialists have developed the new high-performance 918 Spyder Concept. The carmaker will present it for the first time at the Auto Show that will take place in Geneva. This is actually a low-emission ultra-efficient, mid-engine super sports car featuring hybrid and electric drive technology. Porsche planned to provide an emission level of only 70 g/km and a fuel consumption of 3-liters / 100 km. also, this car is intended to offer the performance of a sports car with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/ in less than 3.2 seconds and top speed of 320 km/h. this 918 Spyder is one of the three models created by Porsche with hybrid drive making their world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The other two models are the Cayenne S Hybrid SUV with parallel full-hybrid drive and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid model with electric drive on the front axle and a flywheel mass battery. The 918 concept car combines the Intelligent Performance philosophy with the high-technology from motorsport. Under the hood it hides a V8 engine capable of developing 500 horsepower and on the front and rear axle it features electric motors capable of a total output of 218 horsepower. All the output is being transferred to the wheels through a 7-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe transmission. The front -wheel electric drive powers the wheels through a fixed transmission ratio. The kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy fed into the battery when applying the brakes, thus providing additional energy for fast and dynamic acceleration. The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. In the Race Hybrid mode the drive systems are focused on pure performance with the highest standard of driving dynamics on the track, running at the limit to their power and dynamic output. The 918 Spyder is able to achieve lap times comparable to those of a thoroughbred racing car, or extremely low emissions and high fuel economy figures of a plug-in hybrid thanks to the hybrid drive system.