The Beastly Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a stunning feat of electrical engineering. Although it is now over 3 years after production, this car still reverberates with fans worldwide. From October 2013 to May 2015, the 918 Spyder was produced at Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen, Germany. There is only 918 units of the 918 Spyder… surprising, right? No… probably not. Either way, that number is no longer exact due to the 918s that were considered a total loss in accidents. Furthermore, the designer for the 918 Coupe and Spyder is Michael Mauer. Thanks to him, Porsche fans can melt in awe as the 918 accelerates to 218 MPH.
4.6-Liter V8 with 2 Electric Motors
The Porsche 918 Spyder sports a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. Furthermore, there are two electric motors on the front and rear axles. The V8 itself produces 608 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. Next, the electric motors add 279 horsepower and 555 lb.-ft. of torque. So, overall, this vehicle produces a whopping 887 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! Not surprisingly, this allows the 918 Spyder to reach high speeds quickly:
- 0 to 60 MPH: 2.5 Seconds
- 0 to 124 MPH: 7.2 Seconds
- 0 to 186 MPH: 19.9 Seconds
Finally, Porsche states the 918 Spyder’s top speed is 217 MPH, but the video below shatters this by 1 MPH (218 MPH).
Reaching 218 MPH with Technology
As shown above, the Porsche 918 Spyder is a beast of a machine. This engine setup works in combo with a 7-speed PDF dual-clutch transmission. Furthermore, there is a 6.8 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with a 420-mile range built-in. All this tech allows the driver in the video to hit amazing speed. The German Autobahn has sections in which there is no speed limit, allowing cars like this to reach their full potential. Caution is still advised, but as seen, many people in Germany respect the rules of the left lane. In the video below, enjoy as this vehicle surpasses expectations and reaches high speed.
Does the Porsche 918 Spyder Have More Potential?
[50fps] Top speed Porsche 918 Spyder German Autobahn 218 mph / 350 km/h – GTBoard.com – YouTube
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a dream worthy car for many auto enthusiasts. From it’s overly powerful engine setup to its visual appearance, this car is of the new age. Electric cars are starting to take over the market, slowly, but steadily. In the future, it shouldn’t be a surprise when Ferrari decides to delve into the electric power realm. The Porsche 918 Spyder shows the world that electric cars can be the crème of the crop. In conclusion, the 918 Spyder can reach 218 mph… do you think it can go any higher?