[2013 Frankfurt Auto Show] – Porsche 918 Spyder

ahhh! there it is! Last night Porsche presented us to the brand new sweet and awesome beast a beast that’s runs on half gas half electric a beast that’s gunning for the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari Electric Super cars; That beast is none other than the amazing Porsche 918 Spyder. Officially unveiling last night at Volkswagen HQ  along with a 27 pages press release which as you know we always have for you guys and is already posted in our Press Volt. The Porsche 918 is a work of art, many people wont see that hard work that went into creating this awesome machine however people who can afford it am sure they will feel it once it hits their wallets. However we think it’s something that most owners will love as this car is coming in at a whopping $850,000 that is certainly a lot but it is also below its competitors the P1 and the LaFerrari.

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Porsche 918 Spyder

The 918 Spyder as we mention comes with two motors: a gas engine, and 3 electric motors together they produces a total system power of 885 Horsepower. The 4.6-Liter V8 engine which is mid mounted features a technology that Porsche calls dry-sump-lubrication, the engine will produces around 608 horsepower when being used without its partner in crime. Which is those 3 electric motors, well 3 highly super light electric motors, which was something Porsche emphasized when building this vehicles cut as much weight as possible and those technicians and engineers sure did a lot of weight cutting from everything including its brakes system and with the help of all the technology that Porches used to obtain such magnificent weight reduction. Those 3 electric motors are able to produce about 286 horsepower, giving the vehicle a very good amount of power when running on electric alone.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Systems

Although offering the lowest of horsepower in its class (McLaren P1 = 903HP and Ferrari LaFerrari = 949HP) I consider this car as a futuristic car; Which i see as something special for the cost of this vehicles not having to buy gas some times however if you want to go real fast even though there are speed limits your cars going to eat up gas! and i mean really eat up gas mmmm!  however Porsche advised me that this car will do very well on gas, that the mileages wont be too bad while running on gas engine. I say it still worth that $845,000 price tag because of how much work Porsche placed into this car not to mention the look of that interior. when i first saw the vehicle i was like DANG IT! its just a concept car; however Porsche personally told me that this vehicle was indeed production ready; so the buyers are getting something special with that 918 interior a lone which to me is worth a cool $500K by itself ^__^!!!!
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Porsche 918 Spyder Interior

Since there is so much information to cover on this vehicle we decided to make it a little easy on us and everyone else by creating this amazing SMADE Chart check it out for everything you need to know about this amazing car!

Porsche 918 Spyder Specifications
Body: Two-seat Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system
Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and
transmission on front axle; auto Start Stop function; electrical system recuperation; four
cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management
Displacement: 4,593 cm (V8 engine)
Engine power: 608 hp (447 kW) at 8700/min (V8 engine)
286 hp (210 kW) at 6500/min (electric motors) 887 hp (652 kW) at 8500/min (combined)
Max. torque: 917–1,280 Nm (overall, depending on the gear)
Maximum revs: 9,150/min
Power output per litre: 132 hp/litre (V8 engine)
Performance: Top speed 345 km/h Purely electric 150 km/h
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h 2.8 s (62 mph) 0–200 km/h 7.7 s (124 mph)
0–300 km/h 22.0 s (186 mph)
Consumption (NEDC): Total 3.3–3.0 litres/100 km (85 – 94 mpg)
CO2 emissions: Total 79–70 g/km
Energy consumption: 12.5–13.0 kWh/100 km
Efficiency class: Germany A+
Range Purely electric: 16–31 km
Warranty: Vehicle 4 years
Battery 7 years
Wheels and tyres: 918 Spyder wheels
(Weissach package: 918 Spyder forged magnesium wheels) Front 9.5 J x 20 with 265/35 ZR 20
Rear 12.5 J x 21 with 325/30 ZR 21
Weight: DIN unladen weight 1,634 kg Dimensions: Length 4,643 mm
Width 1,940 mm Height 1,167 mm
Wheelbase 2,730 mm
Track width Front 1,664 mm Rear 1,612 mm
Luggage compartment volume, VDA ~ 110 litres
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres
Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 220 kW maximum power and
mains-compatible plug-in charger
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Porsche 918 Spyder 4.6 V8 Engine

Gearbox: Combustion engine with hybrid module and transmission bolted together to
form a single drive unit; seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK); rear-wheel drive; front electric motor with transmission for driving the front wheels (decoupled from 235 km/h); 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 220 mm/164 mm
Chassis: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro-
mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; electronically controlled twin-tube
gas-filled shock absorbers at the front and rear with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system

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Porsche 918 Spyder Braking Systems

Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation;
internally ventilated and perforated front ceramic brake discs (PCCB) with a diameter of 410 mm and thickness of 36 mm; rear discs with a diameter of 390 mm and thickness of 32 mm
– for everything that Porsche is bring to the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show including a “Special Edition 911” check-out the 27 page press release below and or view it later in our Press Release Volt! Continue to  stay with SMADE MEDIA AutoGalleria for you IAA Frankfurt Auto Show needs!
Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Electric Technology

Porsche at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche 918 Official unveiling

918 Official Promo

Porsche 918 at the Ring

Press Release
Porsche 918 Press Release
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