New Porsche 918 Spyder Headed to 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
We will have to wait another year to see the Porsche 918 Spyder grace the floors of a car show. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to inspect it at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. We got a taste of the Spyder at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but changes to the concept car are pretty significant—in a good way. Fortunately, car shipping will make these incredible pieces of machinery available to anyone who can pay the price tag.
Now, the engine’s V-8 is purported to be a whopping 4.6-liter, with alleged 550 horsepower from, not the original design of 3 but rather, 2 electric motors. Part of what makes this hybrid unique is going to be the racing technology used to craft the operating parts. The Formula 1 grade lightweight pistons, variable valve timing with the step motors for the intake and exhaust phase, the central injector and central oil feed to the crankshaft are among a handful of the design specs that will make the Spyder one of the most amazing hybrid sports cars on the market.
Fisker, Infiniti, Lexus and Honda are all attempting to produce a hybrid sports car, but there isn’t anything that holds a candle to the Porsche. Unless of course you want to go all the way electric, in which case, the Tesla Roadster is a fine piece of equipment.
Porsche will spare no expense and what they produce will raise the bar for the standard of hybrid car technology in the future. Only time will tell, but the final product is sure to blow us all away with its speed, efficiency and technology.