Porsche 918 Spyder enters next phase, prototypes begin testing

Porsche has announced that its world’s first plug-in hybrid “supercar”, the 918 Spyder, has just entered the next phase after finishing a series of driving trials. Porsche said that the super car is designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle that has a high-performance combustion engine and cutting-edge electric motors. The German car manufacturer also mentioned that its racing machine will feature more than 770 HP and a fuel consumption of three liters per 100 kilometers. If you think that’s cool, the 918 Spyder will be sporting a monocoque design made from full carbon fiber reinforced plastic or CFRP.

The 918 Spyder is also reported to feature fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and an upward-venting “top pipes” exhaust system. Porsche said via press release that its 918 Spyder will be heading to the production line at the end of September 2013, with the first customer deliveries currently scheduled for the United States late in 2013. “What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance,” Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development at Porsche said.

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