Monday 21 March 2011

Porsche 918 Spyder pricing announced (U.S)

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder design sketch
Porsche wishes to start limited production of the 918 Spyder in September 2013, in which the firm will be taking orders on the plug-in hybrid supercar. Initially, starting with 918 units, the 918 Spyder will be produced at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen facility in Germany at the cost of £563,000 ($845,000/€645,000) for customers, subject to VAT and country-specific charges.

While the may sound steep, here's the catch; Porsche will also bundle in a special edition 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder". This won't be available to purchase through dealerships, only customers who order a 918 Spyder will be able to obtain one, in both coupé and cabriolet forms.

The 911 Turbo S special edition will be delivered to European consumers in June with German prices for the coupé priced at €173,241 and €184,546 for the cabriolet. American prices start at $160,700 for the coupé and $172,100 for the fabric topped cabriolet, with British sticker prices start from £125,865 for the tin-top and £133,553 for the drop-top.

Powerstation details remain a mystery. According to the company, a rear-mounted V8 petrol engine, with a displacement of "more than 4.0 litres" will produce 493bhp (500PS/368kW). Two electric motors – kicking out 215bhp (218PS/160kW) each – will give the 918 Spyder all-wheel-drive abilities. Mating both the engine and electric motors, total power output is expected to reach 923bhp (936/688kW).

With a 7 speed double-clutch PDK transmission, the plug-in hybrid supercar will reach 60mph (96km/h) in 3.1 seconds, before topping out at 199mph (320km/h). Porsche claims combined fuel economy will be 94.1mpg (3l/100km), while CO2 emissions will be a mere 70g/km or 112g/km per mile.

An electric range of 16 miles (26km) will be provided via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, that offers a top speed of 94mph (151 km/h).

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