A car that has bucket loads of admirers, the Porsche 918 Spyder is a lean mean machine that really boasts of some incredible numbers. It easily impresses even the most harsh critics of automobiles and is not only great to look at but also great to drive and handle. Here is a look at the facts and figures of the Porsche 918 Spyder 2015.
887 – That is right. That is the horsepower that Porsche 918 can boast of. With a starting horse power of 608 that can provide up to 8600 rpm, the Porsche 918 Spyder can generate an impressive 133 horsepower for every liter – very similar to Ferrari 458.
6.8 – this is capacity in kilowatt hours of the lithium-ion battery that is used in the Porsche 918 Spyder. Up to 312 cells are used to make up the lithium ion battery which has its own cooling system. The battery has a warranty of seven years and if provided with a 110-volt charger, will require up to seven hours to be completely charged. If charged at 240 volts, it will take just about four hours to be fully charged.
Sub-2.8 – Yes this is the number that everyone talks about. 0 to 60 mph in sub-2.8 seconds. It can also reach speeds of 125 mph in just 8 seconds. Definitely fast and oh so very furious.
940 – Speed has been talked about. Now let’s discuss power. Once in the seventh gear, the total torque generated can be up to 940 thanks to a combination of 390 pound feet of the V8 along with 6600 rpm.
18 – Now this is not exactly impressive but it had to be mentioned. With the rise in electric cars, you would be glad to know that the Porsche 918 Spyder can also travel purely on electric mode. However, it is not really anything to write home about. It can run for roughly 18 miles on electric mode and the range is likely to be even lesser if you really want to show off the speed of the Porsche 918 Spyder. When driven on just pure battery mode, it reaches 62 mph in just a shade under seven seconds and can reach maximum speeds of 93 mph.
The Porsche 911 Spyder is a great car that clearly boasts of some great numbers. It is easy to see why this car has so many car lovers vouching for it.