[Staff, 2022-12-12 09:01:00,
The Porsche 918 Spyder, dubbed as the third of the ‘Holy Trinity’ with the other two being the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, debuted as a concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show. It garnered a lot of buzz with over 2,000 expressions of interest, seeing which, Porsche green-lit production of the concept. Thus, the 918 Spyder was born, officially debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2013. The 918 was Porsche’s second plug-in hybrid, with the first being the Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid. Let’s take a look at 10 important facts about the 918 that every car enthusiast must know.
10/10 A Brief History Of How The 918 Came To Be
A side profile view of the 918 as it speeds along the racetrack
The 918 Spyder is the third of three generations of Porsche hypercars. The first was the legendary Porsche 959, a road-legal production car made during the 1980s as a part of homologation rules for the short-lived ‘Group B’ rally cars, which was also the fastest production car in the world for a brief period when Porsche introduced it. The second was the Porsche Carrera GT, a 603-horsepower roadster featuring a six-speed manual, and a rear engine, rear-wheel drivetrain. With a top speed of 205 mph, and a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, the Carrera GT was one of the fastest high-performance cars of its time.
9/10 A V-8 Engine Fueled With Le Mans DNA
The high-mounted exhaust and engine of a 918…
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