Porsche 918 Spyder a head turner

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept stole the show at Geneva. This is the car people could only dream of owning until now!

From the New York Times:

Introduced on Tuesday: Porsche 918 Spyder concept

What is it? A plug-in hybrid that Porsche says is capable of lapping the “Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT.” What’s more, Porsche says fuel economy should be somewhere around 78 miles per gallon. How does it do it? The 918 Spyder concept is powered by a 500-horsepower gasoline V-8 and electric motors on the front and rear axle (the two electric motors make a combined 160 kilowatts of power, or the equivalent of 218 horsepower). Total power output is 718 horsepower. Porsche is not saying whether the 918 Spyder concept will go into production, but don’t bet against it. The technology is just too promising, the styling too delectable.

From AutoWeek.com:

The easy part of an international auto show is getting around to see the new cars and concepts (although at the end of the day, our feet are telling us otherwise.) But the hard part can be sorting out all the hardware to determine the winners of the AutoWeek awards.


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