The Porsche 918 Spyder Concept really captured the world’s attention when shown at Geneva. The mid-engine V8 that is supplemented by two electric motors has a projected performance greater than the Carrera GT hyper car! This is defiantly the right direction to go if green technology is to make it into everyday life, it should be used to boost performance not hinder it.
Porsche will show the 918 again at the Pebble Beach Concours and perhaps announce some more of its plans for potential production. The company have received over 1000 letters from potential customers wanting more information despite Porsche not officially announcing the car for production. Inside sources say that the car has got the “green light” from the accountants and that work has begun on bringing the production model to the world.
718BHP supercar? Now that’s our sort of hybrid.