Free Pics - Porsche 918 Spyder
Monday, March 15, 2010 3:07:28 PM
Free Pics Porsche 918 Spyder
: The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined concept sports car designed by Porsche and first shown at the 80th edition of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. It is the first plug-in hybrid car from Porsche. The 3.4 litre V8 engine, 500 horsepower (370 kW) is a development of the engine used in the RS Spyder Le Mans Prototype racing car. This is coupled to two electric motors each delivering 106 horsepower (79 kW) to both axles. The transmission is a 7-speed gearbox coupled to Porsche's own (PDK) double clutch system. This gives the 918 Spyder a 0-100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 198 miles per hour (319 km/h) . The energy storage system is a fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery positioned behind the passenger cell. CO2 emissions are 70g/km and fuel consumption is 3L/100 km (94 mpg). The 918 Spyder offers 4 different running modes. E-Drive allows the car to run under battery power alone giving it a range of 16 miles (26 km). Three hybrid mode (Hybrid, Sport and Race) use both the engine and electric motors to provide the desired levels of economy and performance. In Race mode a push-to-pass button is available to delivery additional electrical power.