Thursday, 5 July 2012
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept unvailed...
Revealed in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Show, Porsche is currently completing the development of the production model that will go on sale in November of 2013.
While the 918 Spyder will be available in the UK, Porsche has said that it will be offered exclusively in left-hand drive. Prices will start at €645,000 (£516,000 or US$805,000 at the current exchange rates) excluding taxes, with production of the two-seater model to be appropriately limited to 918 units.
Among other features, the open-top supercar sports a full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and the upward venting ‘top pipes’ exhaust system.
The 918's powertrain consists of a mid-mounted 4.6-liter V8 with more than 570PS (+562hp) that works together with two electric motors, one on each axle, and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
Porsche claims the 918 Spyder hits 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in less than three seconds and can lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under 7:22 minutes (Carrera GT: 7:32 minutes).
At the same time, the Stuttgart carmaker quotes an average fuel consumption of around 3.0lt/100km (equal to 78.4mpg US or 94.2mpg UK) with the use of the batteries that allow for an all-electric range in excess of 25 kilometers (+16 miles).
If you want one you'd better get in touch now as demand is sure to be high.
Call 01534 497777.
Credit to Carscoop for the above info.