The world class manufacturer of street legal race cars Porsche, unveiled their next member of the family the Porsche 918 Spyder, at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed held in the United Kingdom. The Spyder is the combination of daily flexibility and racing technology. This future super sports car is equipped with a strong hybrid force which is highly efficient. This was the basic no compromise concept of the Porsche engineers, which they succeeded in. Thanks to uniquely engineered hybrid drive, the Spyder can display the possibility of the latest expertise, to a degree that has never been reached before. The purpose of creating this car was to break records in an eco-friendly way.
The car has a center mounted 4.6 liter V8 engine, with an impressive two lithium-ion batteries, with independent all wheel drive that has driving dynamics and traction control. Thanks to combination of petrol and electricity the car can accelerate from 0-100 Kilometers an hour in just 2.8 seconds, that’s nothing compared to the top speed, it’s around 340 kilometers per hour. Even more impressive is the mileage it can produce 36.13 kilometers per liter, with the mixture of electricity and petrol the car can deliver a staggering speed with less fuel consumption. Bottom line, the car is intensely fast and cost-effective. There are 5 modes in which the car can be run:
- The E power mode, this mode runs the car on the electric motors.
- Hybrid mode, both the petrol and electric engine work alternatively.
- Sport Hybrid mode, as the name says this mode is set for maximum power delivery.
- Race Hybrid mode, this is set for maximum performance on a race track.
- Hot lap mode, this pushes the traction and power to the limit to run around for a few miles, till the reserves are empty.
This ground breaking technology has made a huge impact in the modern era of street legal super cars. The Porsche 911 has been one of the most successful super cars the world has ever seen and it has been so for over 50 years. The 918 Spyder is a direct descendant of the 911 and continues the legacy of its legendary ancestor into the future.