Spyshots: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
The 918 will be a veritable demonstration of what Porsche has learned in the racing world since it launched the Carrera GT supercar almost a decade ago. Though you have to admit that this latest limited production car is the most striking thing that Porsche has ever done. This also allowed the engineers to place the battery packs lower in the car, where the exhaust used to be.
The development of the 918 looks to have progressed quite far, as the usual camouflage has been replaced by racing stripes. Even the clear cover for the engine is ready, and this appears to use upward facing exhaust for aerodynamic reasons. Oh and in case you were wondering why the taillights look so familiar, it’s because they actually belong to the Porsche 911.
When it comes to power, few will match the 918, as it will pack a 500 horsepower racing V8 block at the back and a par of electric motors at the front. Combined, these are expected to produce well over 700 horsepower.
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