Tweaks have been made as the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid is an ongoing work in progress.
Umbrella Necessary on Rain-Drenched Track
Porsche now says this radical plug-in pours out 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, though both figures may still increase (as if it needs more grunt) before the 918 enters productions later this year.
How quick is this plug-in monster? How's 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds sound? Or maybe 0 to 188 mph in 23 second is what you're seeking.
This here 16-plus minute video is from Drive's Chris Harris, who explains the 918 in a detailed sort of way before hitting the track for a brief go. As Harris states:
"It's not a finished car, and there was virtually no time, but when Porsche asks if you want a quick spin in a development 918 you get on the plane."
Interested in purchasing a 918 Spyder? It'll only cost you $845,000. We can still dream, right?
Here’s the rundown on the "old specs" the 918 Spyder had to offer (note: it's more powerful and quicker now):
|Engine||4.6-Liter V-8 W/ Two Electric Parallel Motors|
|Total Horsepower||795 Horsepower|
|Total Torque||575 Pound-Feet|
|Transmission||7-Speed PDK Automated Manual|
|Fuel Economy||78 mpg|
|CO2 Emissions||70 g/km|
|Top Speed (Hybrid/Electric)||202 mph / 93 mph|
|Acceleration (0-62 mph/0-124 mph/0-186 mph)||3 Seconds / 9 Seconds / 27 Seconds|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion W. 6.8 kWh Capacity, 200 kW|