Porsche 918 Spyder Images, Review, Price & Details
The concept of this car appeared in 2010 at the International Motor Show in Geneva. Then do not believe that the German company decides to produce such a radical sports car. Seriously about stuffing a unique car talking last spring , when the most lucky journalists allowed to ride on the prototype. Only now, after three and a half years after the initial announcement, the 918 Spyder is really ready for mass production. Pedantic Germans surprisingly accurately preserved the exterior of the concept and reproduce the declared specifications. Before us is definitely one of the greatest hypercar of today.
Exactly 50 years ago, Porsche unveiled in Frankfurt, the first generation of the 911. Over time, coupe became the card manufacturer. The novelty 918 Spyder will be a different role: it will expand the boundaries of the possible. Since 1963, there were more than 820,000 "nine hundred and eleventh", and the new "Spider" will be the piece goods.
Engineers have not abandoned the original idea to build a hybrid supercar. Today, that same ideology embedded in McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Of course, the battery is much heavier car, but the hybrids, there are several significant advantages. First, to create a four-wheel drive vehicle is not required to establish transfer cases, clutches, drive shafts and other structures. Second, the battery can be installed in the floor, which will reduce the height of the center of gravity. Thirdly, it is possible to fully use regenerative braking. His run-in hybrid installation Germans on the 911 GT3 R hybrid.
The monocoque and stretchers made of carbon fiber. Engine technology borrowed from the RS Spyder prototypes lemanovskih class LMP2. Of the 4.6-liter V8 engine-squeezed Porsche 608 horsepower. This is great, but not a record figure: with modern technology turbo quite easy to achieve such parameters. Another thing is that the engine used in atmospheric! With specific power 132 horsepower per liter 918 Spyder 26 horsepower ahead Carrera GT. That is, we have the most highly accelerated "aspirated" from Porsche in the history of the company.
To the main engine in parallel connected electric power of 115 kW (154 hp). These units can operate together or separately. DIC is located directly in front of the rear axle vehicle: a mid-layout allows for the most precise control. Petrol V8 and an electric motor connected through a seven-speed transmission to the rear wheels. Front axle rotates another electric unit, the maximum capacity of which is 95 kW (127 hp). The overall impact of all the nodes exceeds 880 horsepower. This value seems incredible, but competitors are not asleep: McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari should be a little more powerful.
Manufacturer laid five modes of the hybrid setup: E-Power, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid, Race Hybrid and Hot Lap. Appointment of the first of them is fully consistent with its title - an imitation of the 100-percent electric vehicle. The built-in battery (312 individual cells with a total capacity of about 7 kWh) can be reached from 16 to 32 kilometers, even in this case, the Porsche 918 Spyder is quite dynamic: from 0 to 100 km / h and it accelerates in less than seven seconds. And not a single gram of carbon dioxide!
Hybrid mode is more flexible: it is also configured to minimize fuel consumption and harmful emissions into the atmosphere, but if necessary can be a sports car and "shoot." Sport Hybrid gasoline engine will not turn off. In this it was possible to stop, but the Race Hybrid allows you to enjoy the superpowers car: at any given time under the pedal will be clusters around 880 horsepower. The controls are responsive, like the exposed nerve, and electric motors are ready to give their peak performance for a short period of time. Hot Lap - a button that can be pressed when already activated mode, Race Hybrid. The creators recommend only push it on the track.
Speaking of racing. According to official data, the new Porsche hypercar goes in 6 minutes 57 seconds. Faster is doing just fireballs Radical SR8, who can not be named road cars. For comparison: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 shows the time on the ring 7:25, that is between him and the 918 Spyder a real gulf. Of course, this Lambo and not a competitor to the new product.
According to the catalogs Porsche, presented a sports car with space gaining 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, the second hundred submits Boliden by 7.7 seconds, the third - after 22. Silver 918 Spyder has become an ideological follower Carrera GT. Wealthy residents of countries with a moody climate can not worry: two-carbon roof supplied and placed in the trunk, located at the "Spider" on the front. Its approximate volume of 100 liters.
09-26-2013 08:18 AM # ADS