Geneva: Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid - Ford Inside News Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
The Spaminator
 
ausrutherford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Death Valley, South Carolina
Posts: 5,791
Blog Entries: 19
Geneva: Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid



GENEVA — A surprise star at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show is the Porsche 918 Spyder, an open-top two-passenger plug-in hybrid concept that combines a mid-mounted V8 with three electric motors to achieve a stunning combination of high performance, low fuel consumption and low emissions.

The 918 Spyder is like no other hybrid on the market, with its ability to return up to 78 mpg, with ultralow CO2 emissions, yet accelerate from zero to 60 in less than 3.2 seconds and gallop to a top speed of 198 mph.

Mounted ahead of the rear axle, the V8 is an evolution of the 3.4-liter unit that powers the Porsche RS Spyder, rated at more than 500 hp. Porsche also fits electric motors to the front and rear axles, with a combined output of 160 kW (215 hp).

http://www.insideline.com/porsche/po...auto-show.html



ausrutherford is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
The Spaminator
 
ausrutherford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Death Valley, South Carolina
Posts: 5,791
Blog Entries: 19
Re: Geneva: Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

Hello Beautiful! Now if only the Panamera looked as good...



ausrutherford is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 01:57 AM
2b2
Mercury C557
 
2b2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Posts: 22,734
Blog Entries: 6
Re: Geneva: Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

skimming the article this caught my eye as something that might be a good addition to any plug-in hybrid;
"There are four push-button-selectable driving modes: E-Drive, which provides a range of up to 16 miles on battery power alone; Hybrid, which combines gasoline and electric drive, with a focus on fuel efficiency; Sport Hybrid, which emphasizes performance; and Race Hybrid, which stresses pure performance and includes a push-to-pass E-Boost button that provides additional bursts of electrical energy."
what I want to know is WHAT'S WITH THOSE WHEELS?

Are they plastic?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
Hello Beautiful! Now if only the Panamera looked as good...
well, it doesn't look a bad in RL as in pix - just massive

.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2b2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
918, geneva, hybrid, porsche, spyder

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Inside News Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome