Porsche has released a new promotional video with the impressive 918 Spyder, which is highlighting the powertrain of the new hybrid supercar.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is attracting a lot of attention once more, right after it has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, a few weeks ago, this time with the help of a new video. The footage posted below, which has been released by the German based automaker, is highlighting the powertrain of the model.
The new rival for the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 is getting a 4.6 liter V8 petrol burner, which is good for 608 HP (447 kW), backed up by two electric motors, each one fitted onto an axle. The total output produced stands at 887 HP (652 kW) and 1,280 Nm of torque (944 lb-ft). Porsche says that when Race Hybrid mode is being selected, the 918 Spyder needs just 2.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph).
Top speed of the German hybrid supercar stands at 345 km/h (214 mph) and, despite the impressive performance, the Porsche 918 Spyder is very fuel efficient, as it needs just 3.3L of fuel every 100 km (85 mpg UK / 71 mpg US). The CO2 emissions stand at approximately 70 g/km. Only 918 units of the supercar will be produced.
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