Porsche 918 Spyder on sale in the next five years?
Just as the sky is blue and the grass is green, the Porsche 918 Spyder that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show recently was a sensation to anybody lucky enough to have caught a glimpse of it. Now for those who were so thoroughly impressed with the concept, we have some pretty wonderful news to share. According to some insiders, the 918 Spyder will go on sale sometime in the next 5 years.
According to Porsche officials, most of whom seem to be on the same page regarding this issue:"There is no one inside Porsche who doesn’t want to build the 918. The response has been marvellous; we will ask buyers to sign letters of intent. The 918 Spyder provides the answer to whether there can be high-performance hybrid sports cars in the future. While most have expressed skepticism with this scenario, the Porsche 918 Spyder is proof to the contrary; high-performance hybrid sports cars have a place in the future of the auto industry."
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 all of this, the car’s performances are impressive: the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 198 mph, and a lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the legendary Porsche Carrera GT.