Porsche 918 Spyder Going to Porsche Museum
“The Porsche 918 Spyder caused a global sensation on its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and Auto China in Beijing. This concept study will be exhibited for the first time in the Museum of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen,” stated the press release.
If you want to get up close and personal with the hybrid supercar, you have to know that the vehicle will stay in the museum between October 1 and 7.
“The Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG decided only a few weeks ago to put this high performance, mid-engined sports car into production. The innovative plug-in hybrid drive of the Porsche 918 Spyder produces the on-the-road performance of a purebred super sports race car, but with maximum efficiency and minimum emissions at the same time,” stated the press release.
We’ll remind you that the 918 Spyder uses a hybrid powertrain consisting of a gasoline V8 that delivers over 500 hp and three electric units that come with a combined output of 218 hp. The V8 unit is centrally mounted, with the powertrain using a PDK double-clutch gearbox to deliver the power to the rear axle.
The supercar leaves the 62 mph mark behind in 3.2 seconds and tops at 198 mph (320 km/h), while offering a fuel consumption figure of 78 mpg (3 liters per 100 km).