Additionally, this package adds in a carbon-fiber roof, rear wing, side-view mirrors and windshield surround. The authentic leather interior package creates a purposeful contrast set against the innovative materials and futuristic control layout in the interior. The adjustment is speed-sensitive and executes steering angles of up to three degrees in each direction. First of all, this more than shortens the traveling distance from the cylinder heads to the exhaust tips, allowing the exhaust to escape more quickly. Could it be that the LaFerrari is actually slower than its main competitors, prompting Maranello to keep its hypercar away from drag races and head-to-head track battles? The 918 Spyder can be driven at the rear axle by the combustion engine, by the rear electric machine alone or by both together. The Porsche 918 Spyder has , but its incredible performance continues to blow our minds.
The negative pressure produced increases downforce at the front axle and thereby also acts to correct the balance of the vehicle on the racetrack. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. Painted black-hole purple, it appears physically smaller than the 918, more menacing. But is the Porsche the quicker supercar in the real world? The 2014 918 Spyder was produced in a limited series and it was developed in and assembled in. Oh and by the way… The 918 Spyder is already sold out, so even if you had the cash to get one, you are going to have to wait until one hits the used market and likely pay much more than the original buyer did. The 918 engineering team saved the weight of hinges, latches, and prop systems necessary with a conventional engine cover.
Drive Combined system Maximum system power over 652 kW 887 hp at 8,500 rpm Maximum system torque of 1,280 Nm 7th gear Maximum system torque over 800 Nm from 800 rpm to 5,000 rpm Combustion engine V8 high-revving engine with a displacement of 4,593 cm³ Maximum power output over 447 kW 608 hp at 8,700 rpm Maximum torque over 500 Nm at 6,500 rpm Maximum engine speed 9,150 rpm Exhaust system with top pipes Euro 5 emission standard Electric drive Two permanently excited synchronous machines Maximum combined mechanical power output over 210 kW 286 hp Front: Maximum power output over 95 kW 129 hp , maximum torque over 210 Nm Rear: Maximum power output over 115 kW 156 hp , maximum torque over 375 Nm Battery Liquid-cooled high-performance lithium-ion traction battery Energy content 6. The current lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring is 7:14 minutes. All was going swimmingly, track conditions looking good, car performing well, until this flat-out right-hander threw the legendary driver an ass-out, one-way ticket to impact town. However, Porsche adds a 154 hp electric motor to power the rear axle and a 127 hp electric motor on the front axle, thus combining for a total of 887 hp and 940 pound-feet of torque, electric motors are powered from 312-cell, liquid-cooled 6. Amazingly, these three cars are all owned by one guy. Check them out in the gallery! The impression of fully lit aerodynamics is less pronounced, but the traction through corners simply cannot be denied.
Torque is distributed between the front and rear axles actively and extremely quickly by control of the electric machine at the front axle. Olympic speed skaters skate 500m, which is considered an all out sprint, in about 35 seconds. The 918 is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that consists of a 4. Or for driving in purely electric mode. If that works don't put the top down again until you get the sensor replaced. Its combined output is 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, sent to all four wheels.
This virtual extension of the wheelbase helps to increase driving stability. After more than three years, the 918 Spyder ended its testing phase and is ready for its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It seems to have made quite an impression on him. The only way to get something like that is to take it out and drive it. A white car with giant threes plastered down the sides and bonnet, and vinyl red scallops splashing backwards from the headlights, like mascara applied at 100mph. More than any of its predecessors, the 918 Spyder is providing key impetus for developing technologies for future vehicle concepts. Porsche also said that it has already contacted the owners of the affected 918 Spyders, informing them of the problem and arranging a workshop visit at the start of 2015 so Porsche engineers can fix the problems at no charge.
With this vehicle, Porsche kept its exterior trademarks: the sloped nose and smooth roofline. Thanks in part to recuperation, e-boost and the electric all-wheel drive system, electricity will be your new guarantee of driving pleasure. A decoupler decouples the electric motor at high speeds to prevent the motor from over-revving. Smart use of advanced technology works to eliminate the traditional conflict between performance and efficiency. Additionally, the 918 Spyder offers up 110 liters 3. Well, that should be obvious- you get incredibly lost. I loaded the car up and tried taking it at 70mph.
Consequently, less energy needs to be used for active cooling of the battery. The load-bearing structures, the monocoque and subframe, are made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer. Also included is a rear-axle steering system, which steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction at low speeds for more precise turning. The entire bonnet section might look a little better if its height were reduced by one plate, but I quite like it as it is and I suspect reducing the height might destabilise it significantly. But ignore the fripperies and with the contrasting carbon roof panels, black spoilers and industrial rear section, the 918 cuts a mean stance. The combustion engine is chiefly used under high load, and charges the battery when the driver is not utilising its maximum output. Sales in the United States began in June 2014.
The spoiler positioned between the two wing supports near the trailing edge of the airflow also extends. With touchscreen operation and the information display, we have managed to optimise ergonomics and readability. Volkswagen also announced that the U. Basically, this incorporates an electro-mechanical adjustment system at each rear wheel. Yet, here we are with the Porsche 918 Spyder, arguably the most impressive car from a technology standpoint to ever come out of Zuffenhausen since the company was founded. Fuel consumption of 918 Spyder combined is amazing: 3.