Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
Now this is my kind of environmentally friendly green car. Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, Porsche displayed this stunning 918 Spyder plug in hybrid concept car. Check out the stats. 500 HP V8 engine. 214 HP electric motors. And the most impressive statistic: 78 MPG! With four different driving modes, it can go all electric for up to 25 km up to Sport Hybrid mode that uses the electric motors to supplement the V8 (I bet it won't get 78 mpg then). Zero to sixty is 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. The capabilities of hybrid power trains just keeps getting more fantastic by the year. This is one car even Ed Begley, Jr. and Al Gore would love. If they could just price this thing at about the Boxster S level, the dream would be complete. No word yet on pricing or whether it will even be built.