Porsche Drops More Details on 918 Spyder
Along with the likes of the LaFerrari and McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder has been one of the most anticipated hybrid supercars in recent history. Now, after testing and teasing the arachnid for well over a year, Porsche finally dropped some new details on our laps regarding the new supercar. In its current state, the Spyder comes with a 4.6L V8, which in itself is good for 608-hp. Add on two electric motors, and the horsepower is boosted by 156, bringing the overall total output to 887-hp. To 62 mph (100 km/h) the 918 manages in a sexy 2.8 seconds and continues on to a top speed of 211. This all coinciding with the 7:14 lap time the car recorded last year on the Nurburging, of which they hope to slash sometime this year.
As with most hybrids, the 918 battery range is limited- on pure electric the car can travel a measly 18 miles, but it does conjure up a top speed of 93 mph. On a standard charging station, Porsche says the batteries will take somewhere in the neighborhood of four hours to charge fully, but the addition of a Porsche Speed Charging Station cuts that down to a minuscule 25 minutes. Price for all this hybrid goodness is expected to set you back a smooth £661,000 ($1M) and with the added Weissach packaged you can expect an extra $100K headed your way. PHOTOS: See more of the Porsche 918 Spyder