Today’s supercars are experiencing a rebirth in not only technology but also overall sex appeal. No longer simple shapes for those stealth drives around town and no more over exaggerated openings with no other function beyond visual impact. Porsche’s 918 debuted a few years ago and has kept public interest with a steady dose of production reality. Today they gave us automotive knuckle-heads something to drool over, their 918 in Martini® livery. Harking back to the company and team’s dominance throughout Le Mans in the early 70’s. Inciting childlike fantasies of high speed overtaking down Mulsanne straight. The new 918 Spyder Prototype aims to reignite this hidden barbaric passion through its modern Martini® racing graphics. The Porsche 918 boasts a 570hp mid-engine V8 coupled with a 70kW electric motor mounted on the front axel along with a 90kW hybrid rear mounted module, topping out the overall power output at 770hp. Specs: Body:Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system. Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management. Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine)~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)> 770 hp (combined) Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle. Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB) Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger. Performance: Top speed > 325 km/hpurely electric > 150 km/hAcceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s Consumption (NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km Range: Purely electric > 25 km By Ezekiel Wheeler Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!