Porsche’s 918 plug-in hybrid prototype is back and it certainly looks different from the last time it made an appearance with its 770 horsepower.
The powerful vehicle with new polished black and white skin, blasted its way past 100 kilometres of terrain for every three litres of petrol. To acheive this fuel efficiency, it pairs a combustion engine with two independent electric motors.
It also features a carbon-fibre reinforced-plastic monocoque shell, rear-axle steering and unique upward-venting exhaust system.
Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board Research and Development of Porsche AG said in the official press release that ”What we are doing with the 918 Spyder is redefining driving fun, efficiency and performance.”
The 918 Spyder is expected for an initial production run starting in September 2013.