Porsche 918 spyder monocoque

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

So macht Zukunft Spaß

Der neue Porsche 918 Spyder bringt bis zu 887 PS auf die Straße und entlässt dabei gerade einmal 79 Gramm CO2 in die Umwelt.

Mit dem 918 Spyder beschenkt Porsche ab dem 18. September die Autowelt mit einem fahrenden Widerspruch. Denn wer einen Blick in das Datenblatt des auf 918 Einheiten limitierten Exoten wirft, wird sich vermutlich nicht nur einmal verwundert die Augen reiben.

Hier treffen Hochleistung und Verbrauchseffizienz unmittelbar aufeinander.

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110 Liter Kofferraum

Seine Abmessungen von 4,64 Meter Länge und 1,94 Meter Breite wirken erst einmal normal. Seine Höhe von 1,17 Metern weckt jedoch erste Hoffnung auf ein Spaßmobil.

Der 1.640 Kilogramm schwere Porsche deutet auch durch seinen 110 Liter-Mini-Kofferraum unter der Fronthaube auf seine reine Sportabsicht hin.

887 PS und 3,3 Liter Verbrauch

Und die wird durch die Motorendaten bestätigt. Bis zu 887 PS stemmt der Parallel-Vollhybrid auf die Straße. Dafür verantwortlich sind ein V8- Mittelmotor, ein Hybridmodul mit Elektro-Motor an der Hinterachse und ein E-Motor an der Vorderachse.

Das ab 800 Umdrehungen pro Minute anliegende Drehmoment von über 800 Newtonmetern gipfelt im dritten Gang in 1.068 Newtonmetern.

Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit liegt bei über 340 Kilometern pro Stunde. Bis Tempo 150 kann er rein elektrisch fahren.

Der Sprint bis Tempo 100 gelingt in 2,8 Sekunden — bis 300 Kilometer pro Stunde braucht er 23,0 Sekunden. Der Spritverbrauch beträgt 3,3 Liter auf 100 Kilometern.

Formel 1-Sicherheit

Der bei trockener Strecke nahezu immer kontrollierbare Zweisitzer mit zweiteiligem Targadach versprüht Sicherheit pur. Das perfekt abgestimmt Fahrwerk und die Mehrlenker-Hinterachse mit adaptiver elektromechanischer Einzelradlenkung hält den Spyder auch bei starken Bremsmanövern in Kurven in der Spur.

Ein Monocoque aus kohlefaserverstärktem Kunststoff sorgt für Formel 1-Sicherheit. Der V8-Sound und die Beschleunigung sind brachial.

Der ab 768.026 Euro erhältliche Porsche 918 Spyder ist Technik pur. Für 50.000 Euro mehr steht das rund 35 Kilogramm leichtere Weissach-Paket zur Verfügung. 40.000 Euro kostet die Liquid Metal-Lackierung. Ein Viertel aller 918er sind bereits verkauft.

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Current Press releases

Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid

Stuttgart. Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company’s competence in hybrid technology.

The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car and acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) plus, and a lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT, on the other.

The 918 Spyder is one of three Porsche models with hybrid drive making their world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This trio – made up of Porsche ’s new Cayenne S Hybrid SUV with parallel full-hybrid drive, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing car with electric drive on the front axle and a flywheel mass battery, and the two-seater high-performance 918 Spyder mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid – clearly demonstrates not only the great bandwidth of this new drive technology, but also the innovative power of Porsche as a genuine pioneer in hybrid drive.

The highly innovative 918 Spyder concept car combines Porsche ’s Intelligent Performance technology, high-tech in motorsport, and classic but modern design to make a truly convincing statement.

The Porsche 918 Spyder with plug-in hybrid provides the performance of a thoroughbred super sports car on fuel consumption of just three litres/100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle, equal to a

CO2 emission rating of 70 g/km.

This open two-seater is powered by a high-speed V8 developing more than 500 bhp and running at maximum speed engine of 9,200 rpm as well as electric motors on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218 bhp (160 kW).

The V8 combustion engine is a further development of the highly successful 3.4-litre power unit already featured in the RS Spyder racing car and positioned midship in front of the rear axle, giving the car the right set-up for supreme performance on the race track through its good balance.

Power is transmitted to the wheels by a seven-speed Porsche -Doppel-

kupplungsgetriebe also feeding the power of the electric drive system to the rear axle. The front-wheel electric drive powers the wheels through a firm transmission ratio.

The energy reservoir is a fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery positioned behind the passenger cell. The big advantage of a plug-in hybrid is that the battery can be charged on the regular electrical network. A further point is that the car’s kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy fed into the battery when applying the brakes, thus providing additional energy for fast and dynamic acceleration.

A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to choose among four different running modes: The E-Drive mode is for running the car under electric power alone, with a range of up to 25 km or 16 miles. In the Hybrid mode the 918 Spyder uses both the electric motors and the combustion engine as a function of driving conditions and requirements, offering a range from particularly fuel-efficient all the way to extra-

The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. Most of the drive power goes to the rear wheels, with Torque Vectoring serving to additionally improve the car’s driving dynamics.

In the Race Hybrid mode the drive systems are focused on pure performance with the highest standard of driving dynamics on the track, running at the limit to their power and dynamic output. With the battery sufficiently charged, a push-to-pass button feeds in additional electrical power (E-Boost), for example when overtaking or for even better performance.

With the hybrid drive system offering this wide range of individual modes and applications, the 918 Spyder is able either to achieve lap times comparable to those of a thoroughbred racing car – such as less than 7:30 minutes on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring – or, focusing on a more economical style of motoring, with a reduction in emissions to just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Like the drivetrain, the lightweight body structure of the 918 Spyder also bears out the car’s DNA carried over directly from motorsport: The modular structure with its monocoque bodyshell made of carbon-fibre-

reinforced plastic (CFP) and the appropriate use of magnesium and aluminium not only reduce weight to less than 1,490 kg or 3,285 lb, but also ensure supreme driving precision thanks to the very high level of torsional stiffness.

Reminiscent of highly successful, legendary racing cars such as the Porsche 917 Le Mans and the current Porsche RS Spyder, the

918 Spyder with its design concept so typical of Porsche arouses powerful emotions. The combination of racing car dimensions, clearly structured design with perfectly balanced surfaces, and innovative details all round creates an overall pattern of aesthetic, perfectly balanced harmony in design full of power and dynamics. This indeed is the ideal synthesis of form and function following Porsche ’s design DNA.

The smooth balance of tradition and progress gives the car a powerful stance on the road in its combination of dimensions. Variable aerodynamics typical of Porsche ensure both visionary and traditional highlights especially around the rear spoiler. The striking rear hoods extending out of the headrests, in turn, not only fulfil an aerodynamic function on the 918 Spyder, but also accommodate retractable air intakes with a ram air function.

The driver and passenger are not only perfectly embedded in contoured sports bucket seats, but also form part of the cockpit with its synthesis of efficient function and ergonomic high-tech operation offering an outlook at the interior architecture we may possibly see in super sports cars of the future. The three free-standing circular dials for road speed (left), engine speed (middle) and energy management (right) would appear to come directly from a racing car in the ‘60s, bearing out that unique philosophy of driver orientation so characteristic of Porsche .

The centre console rising up towards the front in the 918 Spyder houses a touch-sensitive surface for intuitive control of the car’s functions, serving consistently to reduce the number of visible controls and maintain the principle of direct operation.

The control units relevant to the driver are concentrated in particular on the three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, while the variable driving modes, again so typical of Porsche , are supplemented by a map switch enabling the driver to call up various drive programs and serving as the push-to-pass button for E-boosting, for example when overtaking. Instrument illumination, finally, varies from green for the consumption-oriented running modes to red for the performance-oriented driving programs.

The 918 Spyder also comes with further innovative functions such as the Range Manager. After being activated in the Center Display, the Range Manager uses the map in the navigation system to present the remaining range the car is able to cover, naturally allowing the driver to influence that range through the appropriate choice of power and performance. In cities with environmental alert areas the Range Manager also states whether the driver is able to reach a certain destination on electric power alone.

Applying this information and using further info on the availability and location of special energy filling stations, the driver is then able to choose his personal style of driving as well as the right battery charge and filling strategy.

Offering a unique combination of extremely low fuel consumption, supreme performance and long electric range, the Porsche 918 Spyder represents an essential milestone in Porsche ’s strategy on the way to genuine electro-mobility.

Porsche 918 Spyder 2013 Review

Porsche has recently confirmed that the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept which was first exhibited during the 2010 Geneva Auto Show will go into a limited edition production next year in September. To celebrate the announcement, Porsche has revealed new photos and information regarding the 918 Spyder‘s specifications.

At first, when the Spyder stole the spotlight during the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, the supercar boasted it could go from 0 to 62 in 3.2 seconds whilst reaching a top speed of 198 miles per hour. Under its hood the earlier prototype concealed a 500 horsepower V8 engine alongside three electric motors that produced 215 horsepower, for a total of 715.

Things have changed since the 918 was first unveiled in 2010 and according to Porsche, the Spyder is now motivated by a 570 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 engine and the electric motors rated at 200 horsepower, for a total of 770 HP. The results are a top speed of 200 miles per hour with the ability to go from 0 to 62 in under 3 seconds.

The 4.6 liter engine is coupled with a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox which sends its power to the rear wheels, whereas the front wheels will be motivated by the electric motors.

Furthermore, whilst the newest Porsche 918 was able to do a lap of Nürburgring in just 7 minutes and 22 seconds (which means it’s faster than the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F and the Ferrari Enzo) it retained the same fuel consumption we were all impressed about two years ago. In other words, the 918 will cover 94 miles per gallon and will produce 70 g/km carbon dioxide.

In addition, the E-Drive mode allows the Spyder is able to cover 16 miles on electric power alone, whereas Race Hybrid mode will maximize both the electric and gas unit output. The middle ground is covered by the Sports Hybrid mode which adds Torque Vectoring for high performance and decent fuel consumption.

Other notable features that make this supercar special are the fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the carbon fiber monocoque.

As far as availability goes, the Porsche 918 Spyder is set to be made available for purchase in September 2013, and despite the fact that over 1,000 people have shown interest in buying the new Spyder, the latest bits of information indicate that only 918 units will be produced. Price-wise, the supercar is considered to be unnecessarily pricey by some, and with a price tag of $845,000 you can’t really blame them.