Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Super Car: Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Approval

Porsche 918 Spyder

Proving that dreams really do come true, Porsche has announced that it plans to put its plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder supercar concept into production – leaving the world of motoring in an unparalleled state of euphoria, and justifiably so.

Looking like a Carrera GT that has been sculpting its guns at the gym, the 918 Spyder first said hello to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in March, instantly winning the affection of motor critics based on its looks alone.

Then Porsche went and shocked us all by claiming that the Spyder – a car powered by a petrol engine and electric motors – had a fuel economy of 94.1 miles to the gallon and emissions levels of just 70g/km, meaning that not only would it be the maiden green Porsche but also the kindest car to the earth ever conceived.

And it's no slow Joe either – with a predicted top speed that falls just shy of the 200mph mark and a 0-62mph of 3.2 seconds, the 918 Spyder will be one of the fastest-accelerating sports cars out there.

Combining those amazing statistics with that dreamy exterior, we think it's fair to say we never thought the 918 Spyder would see the light of day. We’re happy to admit we were wrong.

Porsche hasn't divulged when the 918 Spyder will go on sale, but we do know the hybrid is going into a limited production run and customers will have to shell out somewhere in the region of £415,000 if they want to get their hands on one. Though, from what we’ve seen and heard so far, it’ll definitely be worth the expense.

source: orange.co.uk