Porsche surprised Geneva by revealing a hybrid hypercar – the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid. And we’ve got video of the 918 Spyder so you can see what the fuss is about.
As we said the other day when we reported on the Porsche 918 Spyder reveal at Geneva, we really didn’t see this coming. We all know that Porsche are playing with Hybrid tech on their road cars – the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is here and the Porsche Panamera Hybrid on the way – and have even had a play with a hybrid track car – the Porsche 911 GT3 R.
But a Hypercar – a likely replacement for the Porsche Carrera GT – is a real surprise. Sporting a V8 with something north of 500bhp and a trio of electric motors that kick in an additional 281bhp, this hybrid hypercar can get to 60mph in a little over 3 seconds and on to 200mph.
Of course, none of these performance feats are possible at the same time as super-frugal running, but Porsche has that covered with modes from pure EV right through to ‘Hyper’ mode where the hybrid bits of the 918 are ustilised for performance, not economy.
And really, that’s about all we know. Porsche seem serious about building the 918, and have pointed out that they’ve never shown a car they didn’t go on to build. How close it is to being built we just don’t know, but we’ll be fishing for any information we can get. What we do know is that the concept runs, and we’ve managed to get hold a video of the Porsche 918 Spyder which gives you a much better idea of just how impressive – and Carrera GT-like – the 918 Spyder is.
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Hypercar Video