Porsche 918 Spyder will be a hybrid with 720 HP image

The German based automaker Porsche is planning to bring the 918 at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and the model will be coming as a hybrid with 720 horsepower.

The fact that the production of the Porsche 918 Spyder will be officially presented to the public at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is no longer a surprise and we’ve talked about this not too long ago, but since then, new details about the model have emerged. Rumors say that the Porsche 918 Spyder will be powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine which will be developing 550 horsepower, but thanks to three electric motors, the total output will go up to 720 horsepower.

The petrol unit is expected to come with a central oil feed for the crankshaft, a variable-pressure composite oil pump, a high compression ratio and forged lightweight pistons. Besides all of these, Porsche is also expected to incorporate variable valve timing. Sadly this is all we’ve got for now on the production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder, but more details will be announced once the model will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As a reminder, the model is a mid-engined sports car which is coming in a single body style, two-door roadster. The model presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show was being powered by a 3.4 liter engine, developing 500 horsepower, helped on the way by three electric motors, which were generating 218 HP. The engine was mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and the sports car had a total weight of just 1.490 kg (3.300 lbs).