Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Concept

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The Porsche 918 Spyder (known internally as Project XG10) is a mid-engined concept sports car designed by Porsche and first shown at the 80th edition of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. It is the first plug-in hybrid car from Porsche.[1]
The 3.4 litre V8 engine (500 horsepower (370 kW)) is a development of the engine used in the RS Spyder Le Mans Prototype racing car. This is supplemented by three electric motors delivering an additional 218 horsepower (163 kW). The transmission is a 7-speed gearbox coupled to Porsche's own (PDK) double clutch system delivering power to the rear axle. Two electric motors drive the front wheels directly through a fixed ratio while a third electric motor is connected to the transmission and gives additional power to the rear wheels. This gives the 918 Spyder a 0–100 km/h time in just under 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 320 kilometres per hour (200 mph). The energy storage system is a fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery positioned behind the passenger cell. [...]

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Promotional Video

Current Press releases

Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in GenevaHighly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid

Stuttgart. Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company’s competence in hybrid technology.


The highly innovative 918 Spyder concept car combines Porsche’s Intelligent Performance technology, high-tech in motorsport, and classic but modern design to make a truly convincing statement.

The Porsche 918 Spyder with plug-in hybrid provides the performance of a thoroughbred super sports car on fuel consumption of just three litres/100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle, equal to a
CO2 emission rating of 70 g/km.

This open two-seater is powered by a high-speed V8 developing more than 500 bhp and running at maximum speed engine of 9,200 rpm as well as electric motors on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218 bhp (160 kW).

The V8 combustion engine is a further development of the highly successful 3.4-litre power unit already featured in the RS Spyder racing car and positioned midship in front of the rear axle, giving the car the right set-up for supreme performance on the race track through its good balance.

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid "Porsche Intelligent Performance"

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube - Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Promotional Video

Porsche AG - Press releases - About Porsche - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

YouTube - Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid "Porsche Intelligent Performance"

Porsche Intelligent Performance. Endurance test at the Nürburgring.

Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept gets 78 mpg, hits 62 mph in 3.2 seconds — Autoblog

Porsche Unveils 918 Spyder Super-Sports Hybrid Concept in Geneva [Video]

2011 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid - Performance Design - 2010 Geneva Auto Show Coverage - Automobile Magazine

Porsche 918 Spyder: Plug-in hybrid does 94mpg, 198mph - Crave at CNET UK