Porsche 918 Spyder had a dynamic debut at Goodwood

Article by Anita Panait, on July 17, 2013

The Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car had a dynamic debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. The Porsche 918 Spyder offered a glimpse of the performance potential of its hybrid drivetrain by having a demonstration run up the Goodwood Hill. The super sports car combines pedigree motor racing technology with outstanding everyday versatility and merges maximum performance with minimum fuel consumption.

Porsche designers developed and designed the 918 Spyder around a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive, aiming to create the super sports car for the next decade.

As a result, Porsche was able to create a sports car that boasts of superb performance that does not compromise efficiency – highlighting the true potential of the hybrid drive.

This attitude is what made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. The 918 Spyder carries the engineering and design DNA for the Porsche sports cars of the future.

The 918 Spyder has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in collaboration with series production specialists. Insight gained from the development of Porsche entries for the Le Mans 24 hours in 2014 has been integrated into the 918 Spyder, and vice versa. For instance, the 918 Spyder is built using a rolling chassis as its basis.

Likewise, the concept of the V8 engine is based from the LMP2 RS Spyder race car. Another race car feature of the 918 Spyder is that its load-bearing structures are made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). A number of parts of the 918 Spyder are sourced from companies that have a proven record as suppliers for motorsport vehicles.

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