Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Porsche 918 Spyder Sports Plug-in Hybrid Concept Revealed in Geneva | AUTO WORLD

Porsche has unveiled a striking concept car, the new 918 Spyder, at the special pre-show event in Geneva. The mid-engined sports car has introduced as the new “ecology vs. performance” issue.

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The 918 Spyder “Super-Sports” concept is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. On the ecological surface it is talented of 3.0 litres/100 kilometers (94 mpg imp / 78 mpg US) with just 70 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer. That gives a combined power output of 528 kW (718 PS / 708 hp) resulting in a 0 to 100 km/h tear in just 3.2 seconds, top zoom of 320 km/h (198 mph), and a lap time on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in excluding than 7:30 record, which is closer than the Porsche Carrera GT.

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The 918 Spyder features a liquid cooled lithium-ion battery, brake energy regeneration, exhort-to-corridor “E-Boost” knob for swift overtaking drills, and four energetic modes. They are: E-Drive genre for exciting only powered powerful; Hybrid means, which uses both the thrilling motors and the V8 engine relation to powerful conditions; Sport Hybrid genre uses both passion systems, but with the focus on performance; and Race Hybrid mode for hardcore performance operation at the boundary.

Power is transmitted to the wheels by a seven-zoom Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission that feeds the power of the thrilling force practice to the rear axle. The front-helm thrilling take powers the wheels through a preset transmission ratio.

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