2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is the latest addition to the German luxury automaker’s family. This plug-in hybrid supercar doesn’t come cheap, but then again, no Porche ever did. However, 918 Spyder is pretty much the peak of what Porsche, or any other manufacturer for that matter, is capable of doing at the moment.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review
Porsche 918 Spyder Engine
918 delivers a power output most cars can only dream about. 4.6L V8 mill puts up 608 horsepower on its own, but that’s not the end. Couple of electric motors and 6.8 kWh battery pack elevate the figures to incredible 887 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque.
7-speed PDK transmission has been adopted as Porsche’s standard and features in this hypercar, as well as in entry-level Porsches. Figures, however, don’t speak enough. This mid-engine supercar offers sublime performance since it is able to reach 62 mph in 2.6 seconds from standstill.
Moreover, 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is the only car that managed to break a 7-minute lap time at Nürburgring; a feat of colossal importance for the future of automotive industry. As all this wasn’t enough, it is also able to drive 18 miles on electric power alone, and even in this mode, reaches the top speed of 93 mph.
Porscheesque would be the answer on what it looks like. Low nose, circular headlights, flared fenders and bubble cabin. These are all Porsche’s trademarks. Air inlet in front of the rear fenders stretches from top to bottom, and behind all this, comes contemporary rear end finish with angular tail-lights and a large optional spoiler. One might notice that there are no exhaust tips, at least not where most of people would expect them. Instead, they are mounted just behind the cabin and eject unwanted gasses skyward.
Interior of Porsche 918 Spyder 2015
Needless to say, cabin is as refined as it can be, and it better be for that kind of money. Leather, aluminum, carbon, suede; you can find it all. Dashboard is unconventionally designed in order to accommodate all necessary systems.
Thin, angled instrument panel stretches towards the floor and offers a few knobs and smartphone-like touch screen controller display. Gauges have been mounted behind the three-spoke steering wheel as single, separate units, and behind them, there’s a cluster with driver information display. Supportive seats are of highest quality, but nobody would have expected anything different from German’s top outfit.
Apart from available 18 miles driven on electricity alone, 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder offers more than solid figures with internal-combustion engine on, as well. 22 mpg combined are respectable figures for a supercar, and 67 MPGe in battery mode will also save you money.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Price
Of course, the car itself won’t spare you at all since it costs at least $847,975. Moreover, you are always welcome to add another 911 Carrera’s price tag and order $931,975 Porsche 918 in its brightest light.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is the ultimate hypercar with hybrid powerplant and available all-electric drive. This speed demon reigns as the fastest car currently available on this modest planet of ours, but comes with a hefty price tag and isn’t really available in any random dealer’s shop. It is exclusive for a reason and will remain that way.