2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – BESTTECHCARS.COM – The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is a ultra-high-performance hybrid convertible car with blazing horsepower and acceleration, exclusive hybrid engine, several driving modes for different situations and the best performance hybrid. The only problem about the car is the very expensive price to get one. For the 2015, the Porsche 918 Spyder is an all-new model replacing its predecessor, the Carrera GT. As a hybrid supercar, Porsche promises to provide a gasoline and electric powertrain capable of to produce nearly 900 hp which is able to hit 60 mph faster than any available supercar.
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The interior of 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is focused on driver embellished with abundant carbon fiber and brushed aluminum trim. The cockpit is split up into two main zones, the controls zone and the non-control zone. The controls zone help in the car drives that are manageable via knobs mounted on the three-spoke steering wheel. There are TFT screen on the instrument gauges, menus that provide vital information about the car, the four driver modes and shift gears with paddles shifter behind the steering wheel.
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder utilizes a one-piece carbon-fiber-reinforced body and structure. You can add an optional Weissach package that include weight reducing by about 77 pounds by shedding some sound insulation, replace leather with Alcantara for some interior parts, use magnesium wheels and utilizing rear wings and carbon-fiber roof.
The hybrid mechanism of 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder works by either running solely on gas or electricity, or even both. It can reach 18 miles distance at speeds of up to 93 mph using electric motor alone. There are five driving modes to control over fuel and battery consumption. The 918’s liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack store kinetic energy stored during braking, but a local power supply allows you to plug in the 918. 2 to 6 hours the time needed to charge the 918. The car is not an all-time rear-wheel drive system as all-wheel drive may be used according on which gasoline or electric engine is active. To improve high-speed stability, electric drive to the front wheels is disengaged above the 146 mph.
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a V8 4.6-liter engine mounted behind the cabin that is an entirely new engine that boosts 608 hp at about 9,000 rpm. The engine is connected to a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels drive system. The gasoline engine is paired with 2 electric motors located at the rear wheels and the fronts which is capable to produce 887 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. With the engine block that is lighter than a BMW 5 Series sedan, Porsche claimed it sprints to 60 in 2.5 seconds and reach 214 mph maximum speed.
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is built to provide efficiency, driving fun, and performance. However, only people with lots of money can drive this enjoyable car. With Porsche planning to produce only 918 units, this new supercar starts at $846,000. There is no sign that the 918 will be available in showroom in short distance. So enthusiasts should wait a little longer in order to have this supercar.