Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid sportscar officially heading to production | Rpmgo.com

Even though it was obvious that the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid sportscar would be making its way to production, given the positive feedback from both the media and the regular public, Porsche made the thing official today.

The Supervisory Board has given the green light to the development of the 918 Spyder as a hybrid sportscar, which will be made as a limited series.

Michael Macht, President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG: “Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts.”

No other details were given, but it is expected that the production model will keep the same powertrain as the concept. This means that the 500 HP V8 will be combined with two electric motors, capable of 109 HP each. This allows not only high performance, but also all-electric, zero emissions driving, for up to 16 miles. The fuel average was estimated at around 78.4 mpg (3.0 liters/100 km) and emissions were ranked at 70 g/km of CO2.

Pricing has yet to be established, but given the impact the model will have, it will definitely be much more than a Chevrolet Volt, even with a tax credit of $7,500.

Source: Porsche