Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Officially Debuts with Video

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The Porsche 918 is finally here debuting in Frankfurt. Limited to just 918 units, the new Hypercar has a 4.6L V8 with 608hp and two electric motors (one on each axle) each producing 143hp for a grand total of 887hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. There is a 7-speed PDK allowing for a 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) time in just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 214mph. It can travel between 10-20 miles in pure electric mode and only takes 25 minutes to recharge with the optional Porsche Speed Charging Station. Fuel consumption is between 3.0-3.3 liters/100 km (71.3-78.4 mpg US).
There is also an optional Weissach package that includes special race inspired exterior graphics, lightweight magnesium wheels, six-point harness seat belts, and carbon fiber exterior aerodynamic add-on pieces. Overall weight savings are around 45 kg (99 lbs) keeping the total weight around 1,640 kg (3,616 pounds).

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