Video: Ferdinand Porsche and the 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept

Porsche just released a video about its new 918 Spyder concept at the Geneva Motor Show, tying it back to the very first car Ferdinand Porsche designed over a century ago, in 1900.  The 918 is a parallel hybrid pairing a 500 HP V8 engine with an electric motor on each axle, adding another 218 HP on top, for 718 peak HP.  0-62 MPH time is reportedly 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 198 MPH.  That’s just about right for a modern supercar, but what’s new is that the 918 apparently gets up to 78 MPG and emits just 70 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.  Porsche’s first car, depicted in the video, was an all-electric model with motors in each wheel hub and a whopping top speed of 30 MPH.

Video after the break.

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