Porsche 918 Spyder makes its long-awaited debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Porsche 918 Spyder will do 0 to 60 m.p.h. in just under 2.8 seconds, Porsche says.
First shown in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Show, and making numerous appearances in prototype guise since then, it was shown for the first time in production trim.
The heart of the 918 Spyder is a 4.6-liter V8, which is teamed with Porsche’s PDK dual clutch transmission and two electric motors.
One motor works with the V8 to spin the rear wheels, while a second motor powers the front wheels. Electricity comes from a 6.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
The engine and electric motors produce a combined 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, as well as giving the 918 all-wheel drive.
Porsche says the 918 Spyder will do 0 to 60 mph in just under 2.8 seconds, reach 124 mph in 7.9 seconds, and reach 186 mph in 23 seconds.