Porsche 918 Spyder Full Specs Released, Nurburgring Laptime of Under 7:22
THe 918 Spyder uses a hybrid powertrain comprised of a 4.6-liter V8 delivering over 570 hp, which is matted to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and two electric motors.
The first electric unit, which delivers 107 hp, sends its power to the front wheels, while the second one, which produces 121 hp is included in the gearbox assembly and feeds the rear axle. The system allows the driver to play with an overall output of over 770 hp.
There’s also a lithium-ion battery pack that can be fully recharged in 2 hours using a compact fast charger, as well as a kinetic energy recuperation system. All this will translate into a 0 to 62 mph time of under three seconds, a top speed of over 325 km/h (202 mph) as well as a Nurburgring laptime of under 7:22.
Porsche brags that the vehicle will also be able to return an efficiency of 3.0 liters per 100 km/ 78.4 mpg (take that POLO 3l), while also offer an all-electric mode with a range of over 25 km (16 miles) and a top speed of 150 km/h (94 mph).
The vehicle will combine Porsche’s PASM adaptive suspension with an integral steering system, while allowing the driver to select from five modes: E-Power, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid, Race Hybrid and Hot-Lap. The Porsche 918 Spyder is scheduled to enter production on September 18, 2013, while the first customers will receive their cars in November 2013.
It will be interesting to see ho the 918 Spyder’s performance compares to the top two versions of the 911 range, which it should be able to beat by a decent margin. We are reffering to the 911 Turbo S, which can hit 62 mph in under three seconds and to the 911 GT2 RS, which is able to lap the Nurburgring in 7:18. We also have to bare in mind that both are based on the outgoing 997 generation of the car and while we have to wait until we get to see their 991 generation corespondents, these will come with significantly increased performance.
So if we take a look at the 0 ot 62 mph and Nurburgring tims released by Porsche, it looks like the 918 Spyder will be on par with the two. This doesn't make too much sense, so we think the supercar will deliver even more serious performance, but the Germans just don't want to let us know about it yet.
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