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This Is How the Porsche 918 Is Built

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The assembly line and the procedures the manufacturers follow to put a car together rank among the most tedious and boring parts of our modern car culture. Mind you, that’s not exactly the case when the car in question is a million dollar, 887 horsepower hyper car like the Porsche 918 Spyder.

This thing is put together with almost the same passion, care and attention that Swiss watchmakers put into their timepieces. You won’t find many robots waving their arms about in the Porsche 918 production line. Most of this car is put together by hand, by a handful of expert technicians:

Porsche 918 Spyder Highlights:

Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4.593 liter / 280.3 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 599 bhp / 447 KW @ 8700 rpm
Red Line 9150 rpm
BHP/Liter 130 bhp / liter

Electric Motor
Location Front, transversely mounted
Fuel Lithium-Ion Battery
Power 127 bhp / 95 KW

Electric Motor
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Fuel Lithium-Ion Battery
Power 154 bhp / 115 KW

Performance figures
Combined Power 874 bhp / 652 KW
Combined Torque 1280 Nm / 944 ft lbs
Power to weight 0.53 bhp / kg
Top Speed 345 km/h (214 mph)
0-100 km/h 2.8 s

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