Porsche Exec: 918 Spyder Hybrid Supercar is Go
Jamie Lendino - PC Magazine Jamie Lendino - Pc Magazine – Fri Mar 12, 8:16 am ET
Last week, Porsche unveiled the stunning all-wheel-drive 918 Spyder supercar concept, which combines a 500 horsepower, 3.4-liter V8 with two 218 horsepower electric motors. This was the car with a projected 78 MPG rating, a 3.2 second 0-60 time, and a top speed of 198 miles per hour.
Now, a top Porsche executive says they're building it.
While it's not an official pronouncement from the company, Porsche boss Michael Macht said in an Autocar interview that the company is "fully committed to building the 918 Sypder," and that it could even end up faster than the company's Carrera GT around the Nordschliefe.
"There is no one inside Porsche who doesn't want to build the 918," he said. "The response has been marvelous; we will ask buyers to sign letters of intent... The 918 Spyder provides the answer to whether there can be high-performance cars in the future. Many have said they are finished. This car shows they are not."
The report said that the 918 should go on sale within five years.