The Porsche 918 Spyder has made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Designed to combine "maximum performance with minimum consumption," the 918 Spyder has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a mid-mounted 4.6-liter V8 engine, two electric motors and a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine produces 608 HP (447 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque, while the motors contribute 156 HP (115 kW) and 129 HP (95 kW). This setup enables the car to have a combined maximum output of 887 HP (661 kW) and more than 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

In terms of performance, the model accelerates 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 7.9 seconds and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 23.0 seconds. When pushed, the car will hit a top speed in excess of 340 km/h (211 mph).

Despite the impressive performance, the 918 Spyder is relatively frugal as it averages approximately 3.3 L/100km (85.6 mpg UK / 71.2 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of roughly 79 g/km. The car can also travel approximately 30 km (18.6 miles) on electricity alone.

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