When Porsche unveiled the 918 Spyder Concept , they announced it would have a better Nurburgring time compared to the Carrera GT supercar. Of course, at that time, no one expected that the time would catapult to being a full eight seconds faster.
Originally, Porsche claimed that the Carrera GT would have a ’ring time of 7:32. The Carrera GT surprised them with an actual time of 7:28. This time, Porsche estimated that the 918 Spyder would have a time of 7:30 and their vehicle surprised them yet again with a time of 7:20. Porsche may not have a good reputation for calculating potential ’ring times, but their cars sure have a good reputation for clobbering them.
The 918 Spyder is powered by a V8 engine delivering more than 500 hp and three electric motors with 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). Despite this, the car’s performances are impressive: the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is done in just under 3.2 seconds, while top speed goes to 198 mph.
All we can say about this is that we are happy that Porsche has decided to take thePorsche 918 Spyder to production as a limited edition supercar. It should be beautiful and powerful, and Porsche has made sure the price tag will match it. It is estimated that the Porsche 918 Spyder will cost about $650,000. Someone really rich is going to enjoy this car.
gallery: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept