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Porsche’s Plug-In Hybrid 918 Spyder Goes from Dream to Reality

Now accessible for ordering, a 918 Spyder will underline cutting-edge plug-in hybrid record and overwhelming performance, perpetually changing a destiny of a super sports car

ATLANTA – Mar 21, 2011 — After superb patron response to a judgment automobile initial shown during a 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche currently announced that dealers around a universe will start holding 918 Spyder patron orders. This is a poignant step toward tangible prolongation of a company’s subsequent super sports car, a Porsche that marries singular plug-in hybrid record and superb opening in a visually overwhelming and quite Porsche package.

The 918 Spyder will underline a high revving 500-plus horsepower V8 engine assisted by dual electric motors with a sum of during slightest 218 horsepower, nonetheless Porsche estimates it will devour usually 3.0 L/100 km formed on a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Official EPA fuel economy total or estimates will be announced usually before a initial patron cars start nearing in a United States nearby a finish of 2013.

To safeguard a 918 Spyder’s worldwide exclusivity, Porsche will furnish no some-more than 918 examples. Start of prolongation during Porsche’s famed bureau in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen is designed for Sept. 18, 2013 (9/18), and a U.S. bottom manufacturer’s suggested sell cost is $845,000 (excluding end and doing charges).

With a pattern desirous by past Porsches like a Carrera GT super sports automobile and a mythological 917 and rarely successful RS Spyder competition cars, a 918 Spyder stays true to a 2010 judgment car. Unlike a judgment car, a two-seat prolongation version, formed on a CO fiber-reinforced cosmetic monocoque, will underline a primer roof complement with removable panels that can be stored in a front luggage compartment.

Super high opening with really low fuel expenditure and emissions

The 918 Spyder will be powered by a singular plug-in hybrid complement that will embody a high-revving, mid-mounted V8 engine with ability of some-more than 4.0 liters and producing during slightest 500 horsepower. The engine will be formed on a Porsche RS Spyder racing engine that demonstrated a considerable opening and potency by mixed Michelin Green X Challenge victories in a American Le Mans Series, a Le Mans Series and a 24 Hours of Le Mans. Power will be eliminated to a behind wheels around Porsche’s compact, seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch gearbox.

Two electric motors one any on a front and behind axles together will yield approximately 218 additional horsepower. This pattern also will offer an innovative, non-static all-wheel expostulate complement with eccentric control of a expostulate army on both axles. Electrical appetite will be stored in a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that can be recharged from a customary domicile outlet. Electric-only pushing operation is approaching to be some-more than 16 miles on a NEDC. Recharge time will count on any country’s electrical energy network, though charging is approaching to take about 7 hours during 110V/10A in a United States. A quick-charge choice is being evaluated to serve revoke charging times.

With expected total fuel expenditure of usually 3.0 L/100 km on a NEDC, this equates to CO2 emissions of usually 70 g/km or 112 g/mile. On a other hand, a Porsche 918 Spyder will broach super sports automobile performance. It is estimated that a final prolongation chronicle will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.1 seconds on a approach to an estimated tip lane speed of 199 mph. It should also tackle Germany’s famed Nrburgring Nordschleife in reduction than 7 mins and 30 seconds, dual seconds faster than a Porsche Carrera GT. Under a right conditions, a 918 Spyder will be means to expostulate on electric energy alone during speeds adult to 94 mph for singular distances.

Customers who sequence a 918 Spyder also have a event to acquire a special-edition 911 Turbo S Coupe or Cabriolet. Also singular to no some-more than 918 units, a 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder will have extraneous and interior pattern elements echoing a plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder supercar’s styling. It facilities identical extraneous colors, carbon-fiber elements inside and out, extended leather apparatus and countless acid-green accents on equipment such as a stop calipers, bright sill plates, interior stitching and instrument cluster needles. A limited-edition badge on a glove cell doorway will underline a same prolongation array as a customer’s 918 Spyder.

Worldwide 918 Spyder business can start grouping this special book 911 Turbo S sports automobile today, and patron deliveries will start after in 2011. The U.S. bottom manufacturer’s suggested sell prices for a Coupe and Cabriolet versions are a same as a customary 911 Turbo S models, $160,700 and $172,100 respectively, incompatible destination.

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga., is a disdainful importer of Porsche vehicles in a United States. It is a unconditionally owned, surreptitious auxiliary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for some 195 dealers. From a pregnancy in 1948, Porsche has been a personality in advancing automobile performance, improving automotive reserve and building ever some-more fuel fit technologies in a high-performance models. At a core of this success is Porsche’s unapproachable racing birthright that dates behind to a beginnings. Today, with some 30,000 motorsport wins, Porsche is famous as a many successful marquee in sports automobile racing. PCNA, that imports a iconic 911 series, a Boxster and Cayman sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo strives to say a customary of excellence, joining and eminence synonymous with this ancestral brand.

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Contact: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Steve Janisse
General Manager, Public Relations
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Product Communications Manager
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