The Car Dictionary PORSCHE 918

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Porsche 918 Electric Cars

PORSCHE 918

Porsche, a very renowned name in the sports car market has finally started manufacturing and delivering its latest hybrid sports car 918 spyder.

The concept which was first showcased in 2010 went through many subtle changes and is now ready with a base price tag of 845,000 USD(5.3 crores approx).

Porsche will make only 918 models signifying the model number and making this car very exclusive.

Exteriors and Interiors —

The car’s exteriors are similar to turbo 911 but with a longer wheelbase and a different touch to the headlights. The exhaust system and the placement of engine is also different because there are 3 parallel motors placed inside the car. The basic difference is the back of the car where everything is happening. One look at the back and its no longer 911 turbo.

The rear wing is fully automated and changes angles according to the speed and acceleration. Overall the exteriors are clean and have its predecessor’s DNA.

The interiors are just like any other hypercar’s with a complicated central console and lots of ghizmos to help the driver. There is also a rotary map located on the steering wheel to choose from the 5 different modes of operation basically controlling the whole car.

Engine and performance-

Porsche 918 Electric Cars

Imagine 608 hp v8 engine revving at 7000 rpm and suddenly it gets a boost of 280 hp from the 2 battery packs making this car reach a top speed of 340 kmph. The technology used is impeccable and this is the first true hybrid car with its own pros and cons. The car starts with no noise as the 2 battery packs are the only operating forces for the first 20 miles. This car can be termed a 4 wheel drive because 1 dedicated electric motor is continuously driving the front 2 wheels.

This car has 5 different modes of operation provided by Porsche namely E-power, hybrid, sport hybrid, race hybrid and HOT LAP. All these modes basically use different power output from the battery packs and the v8 engine. The HOT LAP mode uses 90% of batteries output and makes the car’s engine revv at 9000 rpm. But just like other cars this car also has some cons.

This car weighs more than 1600 kgs approximately 500 kgs more than its main competitor Ferrari la Ferrari and if Ferrari’s claims are to be believed this car is no where in comparison to the power weight ratio of la Ferrari.

VERDICT-

Porsche has come up with an answer to la Ferrari and P1 and though it lacks the power it certainly more than makes up for it in it’s true hybrid nature.

But with this kind of weight it can be termed as a sports car with an eye on future and not the hypercar of the year.

Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars
Porsche 918 Electric Cars

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