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Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by stopcrazypp, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid

    0-60 3.2secs
    198mph top speed
    500hp 9,200rpm 3.4L V8
    Two electric motors producing 160kW (218hp) in total
    One motor powers the front with a fixed ratio, while the other powers the back through a 7 speed PDK transmission (presumably mixed with the power of the V8). It uses a liquid cooled pack behind the passengers (like the Roadster).

    3285lbs (1490kg)
    16 miles (25km) all electric range
    78mpg (3L/100km)
    70gCO2/km

    7:30 Nurburgring lap (faster than Carrera GT)

    Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid: 500 HP, 78 MPG... Yeah, Right - Porsche 918 Spyder - Jalopnik

    With the Ferrari 599 hybrid, and Audi etron it seems like "green" supercars are getting popular (concepts at least).
     
  2. Louis S. Parkin

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    An eco friendly beautiful creation, But the price isn't. If only i had loads of money i would be so happy to see this car.
     
  3. AJC

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    Do they have a price on the car yet?
     
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    I was thinking the price would start with a "G"...
    :smile:
     
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    Nah they should keep it. People might want to go to the shops :)
     
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    Like this? :)
     
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    Here is another article (in German) - you may like the spy shot gallery: Porsche 918 Spyder auf geheimer Testfahrt | heise Autos

    Additional facts mentioned there: The V8 ICE engine drives the rear axle and is augmented with a 90kW electric engine. Another 80kW electric engine is connected to the front axle. System output is 770hp.
     
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    #14 CheeseFrog, Sep 12, 2013
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    Posche 918 laps Nurbergring in 6:57!

    Holy smokes that's bleepin fast!

     
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    It's starting to grow on me. However, I am still leaning more towards LaFerrari.
     
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    #16 evmile, Sep 14, 2013
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    The Porsche 918 ($850,000) is a plugin hybrid with front and rear electric motors which gets 45 mpg.

    I would guess the LaFerrari ($1,300,000) which is a hybrid gets less than 12 mpg.

    They both do 0-60 < 3 seconds. So it would be interesting if another thread about Tesla working on 0-60 in 3 seconds is true.
     
  15. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    The 918 is awesome. The price is not.
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I disagree. The price is also awesome, just not in a good way.
     
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    Quite the achievement in what Porsche has done. However, the mpg is really irrelevant with supercars. Plus I'm more of a Fcar and Lambo type guy. :)
     
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