Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid now
So we already know a lot about the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid now. According to what Autocar reports, insiders at the Pebble Beach event reveal that the company plans to increase both the power and displacement of the petrol engine for the production model of 918 Spyder. The car will thus be more powerful than its 500 bhp V8 petrol engine and electric motors that produce a combined output of 712 bhp.
The concept’s 22-inch alloys are unlikely to make to the production model.
Also the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid will get a touch-screen infotainment system and side mirrors will be replaced by the cameras, with the images appearing on the instrument cluster.
Porsche released a video of the 918 Spyder's first North American miles before showing it off to the tony international car set at Pebble Beach last weekend.
The recently green-lighted Spyder reportedly has a long list of interested buyers will to fork over the anticipated $650,000 for a 500 horsepower 3.4-liter V-8 hybrid that gets 78 mpg.