Porsche has decided to run a limited number of their 918 Spyder plug-in supercars after showing it off at the 2010 Geneva motor show this year. Overwhelming numbers of people who admired their concept car have provided the push needed for them to be able to make the 918 Spyder.
Not wanting to go all out into the production stage before securing some orders, the minimum required was 1,000 and some sources said they had around 2,000 in the first seven days! There were also talks about Porsche’s commitment to the balance of incredible performane working side by side with drivetrains which are very efficient. Production will remain in Germany for now.
The drivetrain was pretty clever, being plug-in it added 218bhp to the already powerful 500bhp engine, providing a whopping 718bhp in total!
The miles per gallon in this supercar is out of this world, being a hybrid it does 78mpg! It does 0-60 in about 3.2 seconds with a top speed of just under 200mph!
Rumours abound are speculating the price to be around £400,000. Of course getting in and racing around in a Porshe doesn’t have to cost the Earth, when our Porsche driving experience starts at £99 but our recommended Porsche supercar experience is the Porsche master driving experience!
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