Porsche introduces the new 918 Spyder in Frankfurt

I was able to snap these photos at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as Porsche unveiled the much-anticipated 918 Spyder supercar. As you can see it’s a beautiful vehicle, but the real story here involves the plug-in hybrid engine and performance elements.

This concept was designed to be a high-performance hybrid, with 887 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds. Like the Ferrari supercar announced earlier this year, the 918 Spyder features a combustion engine combined with an electric motor-based drive to optimize the dynamic performance of the vehicle. The electric motor allows for the faster acceleration from zero and then the gas motor kicks in.

This is the new reality of supercars. They are obviously becoming much more exotic, and in a way we’re seeing a real departure from traditional sports cars with a traditional stick shift. For that reason, cars like the new Corvette that still embrace the stick shift and powerful gas engine will probably still command a legion of fans.

But for sheer performance, these new hybrid supercars will be a beast on the track.

  

Acura unleashes the NSX Concept 2.0

NSX Concept

It’s definitely fun watching two sexy booth babes unveil a new supercar at an auto show. Acura definitely seems to have a winner with the updated version of their NSX Concept, this time having the interior ready as well for journalists to inspect. You can check out this NSX Concept gallery along with a video of the car, and then read up on some of the interior features here.

This concept vehicle definitely lives up to the supercar standards set by Acura with the first NSX. This vehicle is striking from every angle and definitely generated plenty of buzz.

  

Video of Ferrari 458 Spider with Retractable Hard Top

Here’s a video of the new Ferrari from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

  

ACB: Koenigsegg Agera World Record Run

The 940 horsepower Koenigsegg Agera just set a Guiness World Record for the quickest 0-300-0 km/h time ever. It managed to go from a stop, to nearly 200mph and then to a dead stop again in 21.19 seconds. This means that it takes longer to type the car’s name than it takes to go to go 200mph. Ludicrous speed on display in the video above.

  

Fast and Furious Koenigsegg Agera R Sets New 0-200 MPH World Record

From AutoGuide.com:

The Jet race seems to be over. There are no passenger planes as fast as the Concorde anymore, and there are no military jets as fast as the SR-71 Blackbird anymore either.

Thankfully, on tarmac, the speed race is still on. Ever since the Ferrari F40 broke past the 200-mph barrier for a production car, supercars have been getting faster and quicker. The current king in the top speed game is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has hit 268-mph.

But Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has other goals on its mind, like acceleration and deceleration figures. In pursuit of that, Koenigsegg took its latest car, the Agera R for some acceleration runs.

The results (which are yet to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records) are quite astonishing. The Agera R went from 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) in just 14.53 seconds and then came to a complete stop just 6.66 seconds later (a devilishly good time don’t you think). In comparison, the Veyron SS takes 16.7 seconds to hit 186 mph from a standing start.

Read the full article.

  

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