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Porsche 918 Spyder gets the go-ahead


Porsche has given production of the 918 Spyder concept the green light

Thanks to overwhelming demand, the 918 Spyder will be built.

Originally shown at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 featured a 368kW (493hp) V8 engine and three electric motors which produced 160 kW (215hp). This gave the concept a combined output of 528 kW (708hp), allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 320kmh.

And, thanks to plug-in hybrid technology, the Spyder only consumed 3.0 litres per 100 kilometres while emitting 70g of CO² per kilometre.

According to Michael Macht, President and Chairman of the Board of Management, "Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts."

The 918 Spyder will be built in Weissach and assembled in Zuffenhausen, Germany.

Further product details of the 918 Spyder will be disclosed in the months to come.

Want to know more about the Porsche 918 Spyder? See it here.

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