Porsche proved that it could design a hot hybrid sports car with the 918 Spyder Concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Shortly after it was officially unveiled rumors started to circulate that Porsche would eventually produce it. Well it has officially received the green light from Porsche’s board.
According to a statement from Porsche, “Reflecting the overwhelming response from the public and customers to the Concept Study, the Supervisory Board gave Porsche’s board of Management the mission to develop a production model based on the car already presented.”
The 918 Spyder Concept is powered by a 3.4L V8 that puts out more than 500 horsepower. The engine is also mated to two electric motors that are located at the front and rear axles that together put out an additional 218-hp. It can reach 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 198 mph. The concept can also travel up to 16 miles in full electric mode.
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