Porsche claims that the 918 Spyder is the fastest road car lap record evidenced by a record 6 minutes 57 seconds at the Nurburgring circuit Nordsschleife, Germany, September 4, 2013 Performance The Porsche 918 Spyder proves potential as a future sports car. Although without the help of a V8 engine, the electric motor alone can push the car to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 6.2 seconds. The combination of these two types of machines can make the car accelerate from start to 100 km / h in 2.6 seconds.
As a hybrid car, this car will compete with LaFerrari, Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe electric drive, and the McLaren P1. Despite losing power and heavier than its rivals, Ferrari and McLaren LaFerrari P1, convinced Porsche 918 Spyder is much faster than the two cars that have more power than the 900 hp.
Porsche product manager James Eastwood said, although heavier 918 Spyder, the technology used to make the car go faster on the road or track.
Not only fast, Porsche 918 Spyder is also environmentally friendly. Porsche claims the 918 Spyder can cover the distance of 100 kilometers with just 3.1 liters of fuel and can travel a distance of 16-32 kilometers only with battery power.
Porsche does not invest in this cutting-edge technology simply to show off the "green" car. Fuel efficiency is a matter of life and death for a high-performance car makers, due to EU regulations forcing car manufacturers to make cars more energy efficient. If you do not comply, they are threatened with bankruptcy. European target, in 2015, the car fuel efficiency 5,5liter / 100 kilometers and approaches 3.9 liters / 100 kilometers in 2021.
Porsche deploy various advanced tricks to save fuel and make safe driving a vehicle. Porsche 918 Spyder, for example, has a carbon fiber body that is lightweight but strong. The car also has a rear-wheel drive and a computer to keep the use of fuel efficient as possible, and prevent the driver lost control. - Electric Sports Car : Porsche 918 Spyder Faster Than a Ferrari