Porsche 918 Spyder Model Evaluation

- Apr 10, 2019 -

Porsche 918 Spyder model evaluation

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche released a concept car codenamed 918 and named it the 918 Spyder.

The highlight of the car is not only the naming of a classic Porsche model, but more importantly, it also uses Porsche's newly developed plug-in hybrid system.

The 918 Spyder is Porsche's third Hybrid-enabled model, and the other two are the previously released Cayenne hybrid and the 911 GT3 hybrid. The 918 Spyder can be said to have the same factors as the previous two. The reason for this is that the car has the same GT3 sports car appearance, but also uses a V8 engine like the Porsche Cayenne.

The 918 Spyder's V8 engine has a displacement of 3.4 liters and can generate 500 hp maximum power, while the maximum speed can run to 9,200 rpm, which is exactly the same as the RS Spyder. But these are just the 918 Spyder's 70% skill, don't forget that it also uses a hybrid system.

The hybrid system is arranged on the front axle, which also helps to output 218 horsepower. The effect of adding together is that the car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h within 2.8 seconds, and the top speed reaches 320km/h. Porsche also claimed that the 918 Spyder was able to run less than 7 minutes and 30 seconds at the Nurburgring, faster than the Porsche Carrera GT. This is also evidenced by the fact that on September 4, 2013, under the supervision of the German professional automotive media Sport Auto, the Porsche 918 Spyder became the first at the Nürburgring North Circuit with an amazing average speed of 179.5 km/h. A production car that runs within 7 minutes and has a worldwide license.

The motor arranged in the front wheel can deliver 218 horsepower, and its fuel economy is quite amazing: not only can it achieve an excellent effect of fuel consumption of only 3 liters per 100 kilometers, but the carbon dioxide emissions are as low as 70 grams per 100 kilometers. It is better than many 1.0-displacement mini-cars, and the environmental protection effect is outstanding.

The energy storage system is a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that is placed behind the passenger seat.

One of the obvious advantages of the pluggable hybrid system is that it can be done with a normal power supply, which means that you can stop at home and use the terminal block to complete the energy injection into the supercar. Of course, in addition to parking charging, the brakes are also a key to the car's energy storage, just like the F1's KERS system.

Not only is hybrids and motors contributing to environmental protection, but lightweight bodywork is also one of the key factors. The 918 Spyder incorporates the essence of Porsche racing. The entire body is made of carbon fiber cross-body technology. The result is that the car weighs only 1490 kg and its torsional stiffness is exceptional.

Because it is a concept car, the interior is definitely based on bold exaggeration and high technology. In order to match the car's environmental protection concept, the trim and leather sewing parts inside the car are mainly green and look fresh and natural. And the key parts including the steering wheel, the instrument panel, the center console, etc. are also full of futuristic, do not have to do it, it is already tempting to look outside.

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