Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali and Sons LLC, invited to a viewing of a special kind – the 918 Spyder prototype was presented to a selected local audience for a very short time at the showroom in Mussafah.
The 918 Spyder is the company’s interpretation of the super sports car of tomorrow and the world’s first hybrid super race car. Designed as a high-performance hybrid with plug-in electric module, the vehicles are limited to a worldwide production of just 918 individually numbered supercars with start of production in autumn this year.
The new generation 918 Spyder can go from zero to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, reaching a top speed of over 325 km/h, and a purely electric top speed of over 150 km/h. It is these performance figures that have helped the production 918 Spyder set a time of 7:14 minutes on the more than 20 kilometre-long “Nürburgring-Nordschleife” circuit. When driven economically, total NEDC fuel consumption is 3.0l/100 km. Purely electric range is over 25 km.
The newly-designed 4.6-litre V8 engine produces over 580 hp, and is accompanied by two permanently energized electric motors on both front and rear axles, producing a combined power output of over 180 kW. The total power output of the V8 engine and electric motors is over 795 hp, and is coupled to the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), enabling extremely fast gear changes for high performance, comfort and efficiency.