Friday September 2nd, 2011 12:21 918 Spyder: Porsche’s Speed Demon yet Ecofriendly

Porsche 918 Spyder

German automotive company, Porsche, is ready to stun the world with its new mid-engine concept sports car, ‘Porsche 918 Spyder’. The car is striking for its mega-efficient, low-emission drive technology and high performance. It also has the distinction of being the company’s first plug-in hybrid car. Porsche 918 Spyder had its world debut at the 80th edition of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010.

A super-speed car with no compromise on eco-friendliness

The prototype of the 918 Spyder is unique for the excellent blend of ultra-modern racing features and electro-mobility. An enthralling variety of qualities are offered through this exceptional combination. The 918 Spyder marks an extremely low emission level. Its high-tech green technology enables it to release 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This is excellent when you realize that it is achieved on a fuel use of a meager three liters per 100 kilometers. The car flaunts the performance of a high-end sports car and can achieve a speed up to 100 km per hour in just below 3.2 seconds from an idle stance.

The 918 is crafted to demonstrate the pioneering authority of Porsche as an authentic innovator in hybrid drive. Besides Porsche’s Intelligent Performance technology and state-of-the-art motorsport features, the 918 flaunts classic yet modern design. It is engineered to achieve a maximum speed of 9,200 rpm, power-driven by a high-speed V8. Ultimate performance on the race track is ensured with its 3.4-liter power unit and first-rate balance.

The seven-speed Porsche-Doppel-kupplungsgetriebe powers the wheels, the rear axle and the electric drive system. The energy source for the 918 Spyder is a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery which is placed behind the passenger cell. Additional energy is provided through the transformation of kinetic energy into electrical energy whenever brakes are applied.

Drivers can comfortably choose from four different running modes by pressing the button located on the steering wheel. The four modes are Hybrid mode, E-Drive mode, Race Hybrid mode and Sport Hybrid mode.

Thanks to its lightweight body structure, the 918 also proves its high efficiency as a motorsport. Weight level of less than 1,490 kg is achieved due to the use of a monocoque body shell for the construction of its body.

The unique dimensions of this car give it authoritative road grip. The interior architecture is, of course, futuristic as both the driver and passenger are inserted into well-defined sports bucket seats. Porsche’s exclusive idea of driver orientation is clearly displayed in the interior design.

Range Manager is another innovative function integrated into the ultra-modern sports car. It informs the driver about the residual range the car is capable of covering. This allows a person to manipulate range according to the available levels of power and performance. In high-traffic cities, Range Manager will inform drivers about the possibility of driving on electric power only.

Flaunting Porsche’s design DNA, the new concept car is a perfect combination of well thought-out design, flawlessly balanced exterior and innovative technology. It displays design and dynamics in a unique and synthesized fashion.


About the author: Amanda Kidd is an avid blogger who likes updating herself with new technological innovations like 3d projector. She recently bought a cool thumb drive for herself. These days she is busy in writing on Urban Design in fashion and she always provide tech help to her readers with her write-ups.

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