Porsche to display 918 Spyder concept at Goodwood Festival

Article by Anita Panait, on June 29, 2012

After more than two years since its launch at the 2010 Geneva Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder concept is set to make its debut in the United Kingdom at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Due to its popularity even back then, the Porsche 918 Spyder concept was given the approval for production.

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept will be displayed at Porsche’s booth at the Moving Motor Show, giving the public a chance to see what Porsche Intelligent Performance could do in the future.

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept is a hybrid car powered by a V8 petrol engine that provides over 500 hp and further aided by two electric motors that combine for at least 160 kW (218hp). The 918 Spyder concept is projected to travel 94 miles on a gallon of fuel, based on the NEDC.

The architecture of mid-engine Porsche 918 Spyder concept is inspired by the Carrera GT, Porsche 917 race car, as well as the RS Spyder. The production version of the open-top, two-seater 918 Spyder concept will feature a manual roof system with removable roof panels, which can be crammed in the front luggage compartment.

The 918 Spyder’s high-revving V8 engine is based on the racing engine of the successful Porsche RS Spyder. The Porsche RS Spyder’s engine is the main force behind the car’s multiple wins in the Michelin Green X Challenge in the American Le Mans Series and the Le Mans Series as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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