We may not have been able to attend the Pebble Beach Concours , but, thankfully, TeamSpeed was. And, not only did they attend, but they already have some pictures that are worth splattering all over the place; pictures of the Porsche 918 Spyder as it is shown off at a private Porsche event.
There’s no way Porsche can hold this car back from the production line. Well, okay, there is one way. It’s rumored that the prototype Spyder took five months and $20 million to build! That may be a small kink in Porsche’s plans that will hopefully be fixed.
The production 918 Spyder will feature a complete carbon fiber shell as did the concept, but will have an aluminum front end to comply with U.S. safety standards. On the inside, the Porsche already has a beautiful touchscreen center console and camera rear view mirrors.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a V8 engine delivering more than 500 hp and three electric motors with an overall output of 218hp. The engine emits just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer and has a fuel consumption of just 3.0 liters/100 kilometers (94 mpg imp). It can make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just under 3.2 seconds while its top speed goes to 198 mph. The Spyder can also produce a lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring seven minutes and 20 seconds , which is faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT .
Check out the photos for the Porsche 918 Spyder that are hot off the press!