#Porsche #918Spyder #Porsche918
Porsche 918 Spyder the super sports car
– Shaneel Karia
- Engine – 4.6 liter V8
- Transmission – 7 Speed PDK
- 0 to 100 kmph – 2.8 secs
- Top Speed – 340 kmph
- Wheelbase – 2,730 mm
- Three motors (2 for front wheels while 1 shared between the rear end)
- 887 Horsepower
- 800 N-m of torque
- Mileage – 3.3 Liters for 100 kilometers (Basically only 30.30 km per liter)
CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics) is used to make this beast as light as possible. The unique yet attractive feature introduced to the exteriors is the installation of the exhaust right behind the drivers head. This reduces the exhaust travel and helps generate sound that exhibits its raw power.
This vehicle measures 4,643 mm x 1,940 mm x 1,167 mm (Length x Width x Height). The spoiler uplifts the design of the vehicle in terms of performance as well as looks. The headlights at the front end up being curvy thus stamping a trademark of Porsche on this vehicle.
Porsche is on the verge of producing eco-friendly sports car, thus combining it’s 4.6 liter V8 engine with electric motors. The engine generates 608 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and additional motors which transmit 115kW to the rear end and 95kW to the front end. Thus combining to give an explicable 887 horsepower.
Which basically means 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 secs, 200 kmph in 7.9 seconds and 300 kmph in 23 seconds. Electric mode alone can extract 25 kilometers tops. But once the battery drains out the engine kicks in to help regenerate power and charge the battery’s.
PASM, an adaptive suspension system, adjusts to varying road conditions ensuring a smooth ride. Due to the extreme low center of gravity this vehicle at times scrapes it bottom on speed breakers, to avoid this, a lift system is incorporated which lifts the vehicle by 1.1 inches at a maximum speed of 49.6 kilometers per hours. Half an hour is all that’s required to charge the battery from a permanent electricity outlet, that is installed by Porsche.
410 mm x 36 mm cross drilled slotted discs at the front end while the rear just has a dimension change which is 390 mm x 32 mm. Ceramic brake discs is what Porsche is famous for, and that is what they have incorporated in this sports car.
At 5.3 Cr Indian Rupees (845,000$) for the base model this is way too hefty for pockets. But considering the efforts Porsche has put in for delivering this super sports car, combining two opposite features, Power as well as Mileage, in to one single engine is respectable.
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