Porsche Greenlights the 918 Spyder Supercar

Porsche 918 Spyder

Well that was quick. It was only a few months ago that Porsche debuted their 918 Spyder Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, and they’ve already confirmed the car for production. The Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in electric supercar that Porsche says will be getting a V8 engine good for around 500 horsepower, along with three electric motors, increasing output by about 215 hp. The part that’s hard to believe: a claimed 78+ MPG.

Given, it’s a plug-in hybrid, meaning the gasoline engines don’t have the burden of charging the batteries, but the MPG numbers here are misleading. They’re calculated on a course designed for standard gasoline engines, and don’t take a different powertrain into consideration. I’m sure we’ll get more details on that closer to production.

Regardless, the 918 Spyder is Porsche’s next Carrera GT – an over-the-top supercar meant for a wealthy few. We should hear more about the car in the next few months.

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