To everyone’s surprise, it has been brought along for the first full integration of Porsche into VW Group event the appearance on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show a crash: the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept. With CO2 emissions of 70 grams per kilometer and the consumption of 3.0 liters per 100 kilometers is achieved by means of a plug-in hybrid concept. An eight-cylinder petrol engine and three electric motors should have allowed the two-seater at the Nurburgring lap time of less than 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The V8 engine produces more than 368 kW / 500 PS, the three electric motors combined 160 kW / 218 hp. 25 kilometers, the pure electric range. That should be enough to leave the city can, before it can crash.
Porsche boss Wolfgang Macht looks supercar with this product philosophy as a “socially acceptable”. Others will enjoy more than the power and at his appearance. The mixture of the 911 Porsche design with elements taken from old race times. Asked if they would ever produce Spyder, Macht said: “Porsche has never been a study that has not been built later.”