Porsche shows 918 Spyder to possible buyers image

The German based automaker Porsche has recently shown a batch of 918 Spyder supercars to possible future buyers.

The fact that Porsche is working on a hybrid supercar is no longer a surprise for anyone who is constantly reading the automotive news and the model is closer and closer to being ready. In fact, the Porsche 918 Spyder is so close to its final production form that the carmaker has shown it to possible future buyers recently, at Bahrain. The company has offered potential buyers test drive laps around the F1 circuit in two pre-production vehicle and two development mules.

The Porsche 918 Spyder will be a hybrid supercar which is rumored to get an 875 BHP (652 kW) powertrain, an increase from the initial 795 BHP (593 kW) figure announced. This will be made possible after updating the 4.6 liter V8 engine. The Porsche 918 Spyder will be able to lap the Nurburgring in less than 7 minutes. The supercar will get a four-wheel steering system and a targa top, which should make it more popular than its direct rivals, the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari. Prices for the model are expected to start at 634,000 euros (845,000 USD).

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