Porsche is again talking about it’s hybrid super car, capable of 200 mph and producing over 700 horsepower. The special and expensive hybrid was debuted at the Geneva motor show, but as of this posting Porsche will not be putting it into production. For this thing to even be viable for production, there would have to be pre-sales of at least 1,000 units, each costing around $630,000.
One Porsche rumor floating around right now is that there have been around 2,000 people interested, but not committed in price. Although promising production if 1,000 sold, Porsche has not made an official announcement for plans on making the Porsche 918.
About the Porsche 918 700 HP Hybrid
According to Porsche the 918 is powered by a 500 horsepower V8, assisted with 2 electric motors, which add another 200+ horsepower. This combination allows the Porsche 918 to achieve speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour and a 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Bonafied super car specs and from a hybrid!
So what makes the Porsche 918 so special, with it’s ‘hybrid’ name? According to Porsche’s research and development team, the drive train combination should be able to achieve 79 miles per gallon. 79 MPG! Furthermore, the 918 has a selective drive type that allows the super car to run on electric motor only, for limited distances.
Help make sure the Porsche 918 makes it to production, call Porsche and tell them you want one.