Without a doubt one of the biggest surprise hits of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show was the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, a hybrid with 718 HP, using a conventional V8 engine and two electric motors.
The concept, which was created in a span of just five months, also impressed its creators with the great feedback it received from everyone at the show. While a concrete decision about entering production with the stylish model hasn’t been made just yet, according to the company boss, Michael Macht, it’s just a matter of time.
“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.”
If Porsche will go ahead with producing the 918, it might prove to be a big winner. It will not only promote the idea of hybrid sportscars, but also provide a precedent for more manufacturers to attempt combining aggressive design, efficient technologies and lots of power.
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