Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Revealed in True Production Form

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

Porsche 918 Spyder Production Image

Porsche 918 Spyder Production Image

The world’s most technologically advanced plug-in hybrid has finally been revealed in its true production form.

Previous Image of 918 Spyder

Previous Image of 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is visually stunning, but what’s under the skin is even more magical.

Before we get to its inner workings, let us say that only 918 will ever be built.  The cost is nearly $1 million a pop and it will launch to the public this fall.  A few hundred examples remain unsold.

Technical Specifications – Porsche 918 Spyder

 

Body: Two-seat Spyder; carbon fiber reinforced  plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-liter V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; auto start/stop function; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
Engine power: 608 hp at 8,600/min (V8 engine)
154 hp (hybrid module on rear axle)
127 hp (electric motor on front axle)
887 hp (combined)
Max. torque: 390 lb.-ft. at 6,600/min (V8 engine)
940 lb.-ft. (equivalent torque calculated on the crankshaft, complete system in 7th gear)
787 lb.-ft. (complete system, 3rd gear)
> 590 lb.-ft. (800/min – 5,000/min)
Maximum Revs: 9,150 rpm
Power output per l: 133 hp/l (V8 engine)
Power transmission: Combustion engine with hybrid module and transmission bolted together to form a single drive unit; seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK); rear-wheel drive; front electric motor with gearbox for driving the front wheels (decoupled from 146 mph); five pre-selectable operating modes for optimum coordination of all drive units.Gear ratios    PDK
1st gear         3.91
2nd gear        2.29
3rd gear         1.58
4th gear         1.19
5th gear         0.97
6th gear         0.83
7th gear         0.67
R gear            3.55
Final drive ratio        3.09
Clutch diameter       8.7 in. / 6.5 in
Chassis and Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multilink rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; electronically controlled twin-tube gas-pressure dampers in the front and rear with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; internally ventilated and perforated front ceramic brake discs (PCCB), 16 in. in diameter and 1.4 in. thick; rear discs 15.4 in diameter and 1.3 in. thick.
Wheels and tires: 918 Spyder wheels
(Weissach package: 918 Spyder magnesium wheels)
front    9.5 J x 20       with     265/35 ZR 20
rear     12.5 J x 21     with     325/30 ZR 21
Weights: Curb weight 3,715 lbs.
3,616 lbs. (Weissach package)
Dimensions: Length 182.8 in.
Width  76.4 in.
Height  45.9 in.
Wheelbase  107.5 in.Track widthfront    65.5 in.
rear     63.5 in.Luggage compartment capacity, VDA   ~ 110 l
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 gal
Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 220 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.
Performance: Top speed > 211 mph
purely electric    93 mphAcceleration:
0-62 mph   2.8 s
0-60 mph   less than 2.8 s
0-62 mph (in electric mode)  7.0 s0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) 7.9 s0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) 23.0 s
Range: Purely electric    approx. 18 mi.
Warranty: Vehicle (Battery)   4 years (7 years)
Charging times: AC charging on a household socket (110 V, 10 A):
less than 7 hours
AC charging on an industrial socket (240 V, 30 A):
less than 2 hours
DC charging on an industrial socket (400 V, 32 A):
less than 0.5 hours.

 

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5 responses to "Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Revealed in True Production Form"

  1. Andrew says:

    Oh I so want to see Tesla kill Porsche with an all electric supercar that beets the shit out of this pointless plug-in. Rimac is doing a really good job here and truly compete with the Spiders 0-62 time.

  2. pjwood says:

    “Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal)” What’s “BOL”? The broshure I got said 6.8kwh “usable” battery, so maybe it’s the ~9kwh they’re using in the S -E Panamera Hybrid?

    Curb weight 3,715 lbs. -Where it is taking lumps, as a sports car, but honestly isn’t any heavier than M3, S4, S5, or the regular Panamera.

    “> 590 lb.-ft. (800/min – 5,000/min)” -The fun part

    1. Just_chris says:

      BOL usually means “beginning of life” which probably means the are pushing the battery to the limit, are unsure of how it will perform or they let a lawyer right the spec.

  3. Dan Frederiksen says:

    Big mistake that it’s so relatively lame in electric mode. They will probably still sell them to all the clueless porsche fanboys but for thinkers it just wont satisfy to have slow electric drive tagged onto the same old primitive combustion engine car.
    In 2014, do I really want to pay a million bucks for a combustion engine car…

  4. Bill Howland says:

    Specs are wrong judging by charging speeds. 400 volts (dc so it says, but this can’t be,) @ 32 amps for less than 0.5 hours is less than 6.4 kwh putting 6.8 kwh in a battery can’t happen.

    But then, 400 volts at 32 amps sounds really like 230Y/400 50hz.. Which is 1.732 times what DC would be. The 110 supposedly is super efficient and the 240 @ 30 is horribly inefficient. Really?