The final production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder has just made its public debut during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
From the spy photos revealing the prototype, to the concept versions and now the final production variant has taken a lot of time but the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 fighter, the Porsche 918 Spyder, is finally here. The model in question will be launched in a limited production of 918 units and the supercar stands at 4,643 mm in length, 1,940 mm in width and 1,167 mm in height, riding on a 2,730 mm long wheelbase. The total weight of the car stands at 1,634, but 35 kg can be shed by adding the lightweight magnesium alloy wheels.
Power to the Porsche 918 Spyder is being provided by a 4.6 liter V8 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, backed up by two electric motors, each on one axle. The internal combustion unit stands at 608 HP (447 kW) at 8,700 rpm and the electric motors are generating 286 HP (210 kW) at 6,500 rpm. The total output stands at 887 HP (652 kW) and the peak torque is varying between 917 Nm (676 lb-ft) and 1,289 Nm of torque (944 lb-ft), depending on the gear ratio. Power is being sent to the 4WD through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The electric motors are taking their juice from a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which has been fitted at the lower back of the monocoque. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in E-Power electric mode is made in less than 7 seconds, with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). In Race Hybrid mode, the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in 2.8 seconds. Top speed stands at 345 km/h (214 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at just above 3.0 L / 100 km. Prices for the model in the United States will start from 845,000 USD.