2014 Porsche 918 Automobile Magazine

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By Automobile 9/26/2013

What’s New for 918 in 2014

The Porsche 918 Spyder is all-new. And wild. more


The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is of a new class of hybrid supercars. Ferrari’s LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, it incredible performance and good economy. Porsche pairs a V-8 with two electric motors for a of 887 hp. The 918 sprints to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and tops out at than 211 mph, according to The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder can travel for up to twenty miles on power from its lithium-ion

The price for all this? $845,000. If interested, you’d better act — we hear that of the planned production run (918 total) has already been


In the old days, supercars only to be fast and outrageous That doesn’t work in our era of emissions regulations. Porsche that a supercar, as the halo for the must demonstrate some responsibility even if the owner of an vehicle isn’t worried saving gas money.

And so, the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder a hybrid powertrain, a dual-clutch transmission, and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive For context, consider that last supercar, the 2004-2007 GT, had a honking V-10 powering the wheels via an old-school manual

It’s hard to argue the results. The Porsche 918 spyder can up to twenty miles without any gasoline and is even faster its predecessor. It lapped Germany’s Nürburgring racetrack in 6 minutes, 57 — about half a faster than the Carrera GT.

The heart of the 918 is its plug-in-hybrid powertrain. A 4.6-liter V-8, derived Porsche’s Le Mans racing sits behind the driver and the rear wheels together a 156-hp electric motor. A electric motor, rated at 129 hp, the front wheels.

If that weren’t complicated the 918 offers no fewer than driving modes, ranging E-power to Hot lap.

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A carbon-fiber keeps weight relatively low at pounds. Cars equipped the $84,000 Weissach package even more carbon — the roof, mirrors, and windshield frame — to nearly 100 pounds. If that seem like a great consider that Weissach also wear wicked-looking livery.

Eventually, we expect of the 918’s technologies to trickle to Porsche’s mainstream cars. For the 918 is simply a brand ambassador. And an ambassador it is: it’s fast as sounds awesome (when the V-8 is at least), and looks like it on a poster.

As if that weren’t enough to its desirability, Porsche is also production to 918 cars.

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