Porsche has released a new promotional video that highlights the plug-in hybrid powertrain in the 918 Spyder.

Porsche has released a new promotional video that highlights the plug-in hybrid powertrain in the 918 Spyder.

Designed to be the ultimate eco-friendly flagship, the 918 Spyder has a two electric motors and a 4.6-liter V8 engine that develops 608 HP (447 kW). This setup enables the model to produce a combined maximum output of 887 HP (652 kW) and 1,280 Nm (944 lb-ft) of torque. When the model is utilized to its full potential, in Race Hybrid mode, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and hits a top speed of 345 km/h (214 mph).

Despite the impressive performance, the model is relatively fuel efficient as it averages between 3.3–3.0 L/100km (85–94 mpg UK / 71-78 mpg US) and has CO2 emissions ranging from 70-79 g/km. The 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery also enables the model to travel 16-31 km (10-19 miles) on electricity alone at speeds up to 150 km/h (93 mph).

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Porsche highlights the powertrain in the 918 Spyder [video]