World Debut Of Porsche’s 918 Spyder PHEV In Frankfurt

The Porsche 918 Spyder will be celebrating its debut at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Porsche sets the tone by stating “the super sports car with plug-in hybrid drive marks the beginning of a new era for sports car manufacturing. Never before has a super car designed for everyday use offered such an impressive dynamic performance combined with the fuel consumption of a compact car.”

Porsche also believes the Porsche 918 Spyder is taking on a pioneering role similar to that of the 911 when it was unveiled at the IAA fifty years ago.

In addition, the new Panamera lineup will be expanded; the first plug-in hybrid for Porsche, the Panamera S E-Hybrid will be presented, but also on show will be the Panamera Diesel, which now offers an output of 300 horsepower.

Sorry, but stop dreaming right now; the Panamera Diesel will not be offered in the U.S. market.

Designed from the start to be a high-performance hybrid, the 918 Spyder boasts 887 horsepower and the virtually silent propulsion of an electric vehicle. The vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and offers an average standard fuel consumption of between 3.0 and 3.3 liters per100 kilometers.

The 918 Spyder combines a combustion engine with an electric motor-based drive to further optimize the dynamic performance of the vehicle.

More 918 Spyder technical details will be revealed in Frankfurt.