During this past weekend the Porsche 918 Spyder made its appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. However, a few days before that the car made its driving debut on a closed road in Monterey California. Behind the wheel was Porsche AG Design Chief Michael Mauer.
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 made in just under 3.2 seconds while top speed goes to 198 mph. The most impressive performance number for the Porsche would have to be its lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring of less than 7:30 minutes. This is faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT.