900 people are ready to buy Porsche 918 Spyder

Posted on Monday, 26 April 2010 , 18:04:17 byAlina

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900 people are ready to buy Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche says that it has almost 900 potential buyers for its new 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid open-top supercar with a mid-mounted V8.

Porsche will probably decide to build the model once 1,000 potential customers have pledged interest, Porsche's development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, said in an interview at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show.

"I'm confident that we will soon reach the threshold of 1,000," Wolfgang Duerheimer, Porsche's development chief, told Bloomberg in an interview at the Beijing auto show. "We need 1,000 seriously interested people to make a sound business case."

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. The car hits 100km/h (62mph) in 3.2 seconds.

The two-seater limits gasoline consumption to three liters per 100 kilometers, emitting 70 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

Drivers are allowed to choose from four different driving modes including E-Drive, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid and Race Hybrid.


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900 people are ready to buy Porsche 918 Spyder image 900 people are ready to buy Porsche 918 Spyder image