Porsche’s 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar will have a starting price of $845,000, excluding destination and handling fees, when it goes on sale later this year in the US.
Porsche also confirmed that the 918 Spyder with the Weissach package, which will lighten the car by 34kg, removing the entertainment system, air conditioning, door storage and armrests is $929,000.
At current exchange rates, the base US figure equates to €634,415 – near enough to the 918’s €645,000 European pricing announced in March 2011.
Production is set to commence in September this year, with European and US deliveries expected soon after.
Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder
|Body:||Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.|
|Drivetrain:||Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.|
|Engine Power:||> 570 hp (V8 engine)|
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)
|Suspension:||Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical system for individual rear wheel steering|
|Brake system:||High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).|
|Energy supply:||Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains compatible plug-in charger.|
|Performance:||Top speed > 325 km/h (201mph)|
purely electric > 150 km/h (93mph)
Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s
|Consumption(NEDC):||Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km (94 mpg)|
|CO2 emissions:||Total ~ 70 g/km|
|Range:||Purely electric > 25 km (15 miles)|