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Porsche 918 Spyder Track Test by Autocar

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As always, Autocar gets the first taste of a hot new model, this time the Porsche 918 Spyder, in a proper track test. Steve Sutcliffe sets out to see if the 918 is really a proper hyper car by comparing its performance to that of the Bugatti Veyron. He also has Porsche’s legendary driver Walter Röhrl in a 991 Turbo in front of him as something to compare the 918’s pace against.

Porsche 918 Spyder is a remarkable car, no doubt. All we want to know now is if it can hold its ground against the LaFerrari and McLaren P1.

Read the full review @Autocar

Porsche 918 Spyder Specs:

  • Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (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 drysump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
  • Engine Power
    • V8 engine: >570 hp
    • Hybrid module on rear axle: ~90 kW
    • Electric motor on front axle: ~80 kW
    • Combined: >770 hp
  • Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical system for individual rear wheel steering
  • Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).
  • Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mainscompatible plug-in charger.
  • Performance
    • Top speed: >325 km/h
    • Purely electric top speed: >150 km/h
    • 0-100 km/h: under 3.0 s
  • Fuel Consumption (NEDC): ~3.0 l/100 km
  • CO2 emissions: ~70 g/km
  • Purely electric range: >25 km


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