WCF friend and colleague Marchettino recorded footage with no less than six Porsche 918 Spyders in Monaco.

WCF friend and colleague Marchettino recorded footage with no less than six Porsche 918 Spyders in Monaco.

While the Porsche 918 Spyder was making its "dynamic debut" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, six prototypes were grabbed on camera ahead of a September launch when the production version will be finally revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Probably the most exciting Porsche after the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder features a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a mid-mounted V8 4.6-liter gasoline engine, two electric motors and a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The conventional engine provides 608 HP (447 kW) and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm), the front axle-mounted electric motor has 129 HP (95 kW) while the rear axle-mounted electric motor has 156 HP (115 kW). This setup enables the supercar to have an impressive combined output of 887 HP (661 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.

Performance-wise, it will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.9 seconds and 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) in 23 seconds, on its way to a top speed of more than 211 mph (340 km/h). When running only on electric power, the 918 Spyder can hit a maximum speed of more than 93 mph (150 km/h). Range in electric mode is estimated at 18 miles (30 km), while in hybrid mode it will do 71.2 mpg US (85.6 mpg UK or 3.3 liters / 100 km).

In the United States, the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder will be available from 845,000 USD (before destination and handling fees).

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