Porsche 918 Spyder Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
The Future of the Supercar
Large cities around the world are beginning to consider banning cars from their roads that don’t meet rigorous emissions and sound level standards. For hybrids, including the new Porche 918 Spyder, with the push of a button, a driver can switch to electric mode, bringing it into compliance. This is the future of the supercar.
In the following video late-night comedian Jay Leno and Frank Walliser, Head of the 918 Spyder team, go over the vehicle with a fine tooth comb, discussing the car’s design and systems; they then take it for a test drive which begins at 7:50 in video. This groundbreaking vehicle will soon be unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt motor show which begins on Tuesday, September 10th. The 918 Spyder has a total of 887 horsepower including a 608 hp 4.6-liter V-8 engine plus a 154 hp rear end electric motor. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in an astounding 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph, 93 mph in electric power mode
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is an upgrade to the Panamera S Hybrid providing a more powerful electric motor, higher performance batteries and home and public recharging capabilities. The electric drive provides 95 hp doubling the power of the previous model. A newly developed lithium-ion battery has a 9.4 kWh capacity. Finally, an integrated on-board charging system reaches full charge within two and half hours. Top speed is 167 mph and a 0 to 60 acceleration in 5.2 seconds.