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Porsche Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder 2013 

Stuttgart, Germany, September 2013. The technologically pioneering Porsche 918 Spyder is celebrating its debut at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The super sportscar with plug-in hybrid drive marks the beginning of a new era for sportscar manufacturing.  Never before has a super sportscar designed for everyday use offered such an impressive dynamic performance combined with the fuel consumption of a compact car. In setting this technological benchmark, the Porsche 918 Spyder is taking on a pioneering role similar to that of the 911 when it was unveiled at the IAA fifty years ago.


The Porsche plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder was first introduced as a concept car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. It just started its official production with a new lap record at 6.57 minutes at the Nurburgring 20.6 km Nordschleife. Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, had the following to say: “We promised a great deal with the Porsche Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder 2013, namely to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance. We have kept our word.”


With its unique spread, the Porsche Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder 2013 blends maximum driving dynamics with minimal fuel consumption. By taking the Nürburgring record, the sportscar is demonstrating the enormous potential that lies in Porsche’s pioneering plug-in hybrid concept, and is underpinning the leading role the company enjoys when it comes to developing sporty hybrid vehicles. “The radical hybridisation of the 918 Spyder from the very outset is what made this lap record possible” says Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project. “The lap time on the Nordschleife is and remains the toughest measure of a super sportscar. Posting a time of 6.57 minutes, we achieved a result of which everyone in the development team and at Porsche as a whole is rightly proud.”


The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4. All three drivers – Former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb – were quicker than the existing record with each lap driving the two Porsche Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder 2013 models used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous occasions. Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time of 6.57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h, as measured by Wige Solutions. Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine “sport auto”, was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking runs. The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were equipped with the optional “Weissach package” to increase the driving dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tyres developed specifically for the 918 Spyder.

Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder*

*Specifications may vary according to markets

Body

Two-seat Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) mono -coque 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 transmission on front axle; auto Start Stop function; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.

Internal Combustion engine

Displacement: 4593 cm3 (V8 engine)
Engine power: 608 bhp (447 kW) at 8700/min (V8 engine) Power output per litre: 132 bhp/litre (V8 engine)

Electric motors

286 bhp (210 kW) at 6500/min ( 2 electric motors, one at the front, one at the rear)

Combined power

887 bhp (652 kW) at 8500/min (combined)

 

Max. torque: 917–1280 Nm (overall, depending on the gear)
Maximum revs: 9150/min

Power transmission:

Combustion engine with hybrid module and transmission bolted together to form a single drive unit; seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK); rear-wheel drive; front electric motor with transmission for driving the front wheels (decoupled from
235 km/h); five pre-selectable operating modes for optimum coordination of all drive units.

Chassis

Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multilink rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; electronically controlled twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers at the front and rear with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system.
Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; internally ventilated and perforated front ceramic brake discs (PCCB) with a diameter of 410 mm and thickness of 36 mm; rear discs with a diameter of 390 mm and thickness of 32 mm.

Wheels and tires

918 Spyder wheels (Weissach package: 918 Spyder forged magnesium wheels)
Front 9.5 J x 20 with 265/35 ZR 20
Rear 12.5 J x 21 with 325/30 ZR 21

Weight DIN unladen weight 1634 kg
Dimensions

Length 4643 mm
Width 1940 mm
Height 1167 mm
Wheelbase 2730 mm
Track width Front 1664 mm
Rear 1612 mm
Luggage compartment volume, VDA ~ 110 litres
Tank capacity 70 litres

Energy supply

Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 220 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.

Performance

Top speed 345 km/h
Purely electric 150 km/h
Acceleration:
0–100 km/h 2.8 s
0–200 km/h 7.7 s
0–300 km/h 22.0 s

Consumption

(NEDC): Total 3.3–3.0 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions: Total 79–70 g/km
Energy consumption: 12.5–13.0 kWh/100 km
Efficiency class, Germany A+

Range Purely electric

16–31 km

Warranty Vehicle (battery)

4 years (7 years)

Photos: Porsche and Newspress

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