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Home » Green Car News » Porsche News

Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid super car

31 July 2012

"Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid car"


The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid super sports car has made an appearance in the Martini®Racing livery; made famous in the 1970s as the colour scheme of many successful Porsche race cars.

The 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid super sports car was aiming to lap the 20.8 km Nürburgring race circuit in under seven minutes 22 seconds.

The Porsche 918 Spyder combines a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric motors on the rear and front axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency.

The combined system power of the drivetrain is 770 hp and CO2 emissions forecast to be about 70 g/km. While the livery of the prototype is reminiscent of historical models, this advanced technology ensures the Porsche 918 Spyder is clearly a super sports car for the future.


The monocoque of the 918 Spyder is constructed from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), which reduces vehicle weight and delivers remarkable rigidity and dynamic precision. Other highlights are fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and the ‘top pipes’ exhaust system which routes the exhaust upwards at the rear of the car.

Provisional Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder

Body:  Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
Drivetrain:    Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine)
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)
Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle.
Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB)
Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.
Performance:  Top speed > 325 km/h
purely electric > 150 km/h
  Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s
Consumption Total  ~ 3.0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions:  Total ~ 70 g/km
Range:   Purely electric > 25 km

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