Posted Oct 22nd 2012 2:28AM
Reveals more details about the Porsche 918 Spyder Martini Racing Prototype in the lead-up to a three-way supercar battle next year. And then three weeks ago Porsche announced that the highly anticipated 918 Spyder has completed a lap of the Nürburgring (Nordschleife) in 7 minutes and 14 seconds and now the German automaker has released thid video promo of this performance.
The Porsche is powered by a high performance combustion engine on the inside and electric motors powering the rear axle. The Porsche 918 Spyder will probably be powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine with two electric motors, all providing a combined output of 759 hp (566 kW). The supercar will be capable of reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than three seconds and hit a maximum speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). And all have announced that their hypercars are about more performance yet with less CO2 tailpipe emissions. Their mission isn’t to break the top speed of the Bugatti Veyron.
The sports seats also reveal the “918 Spyder” logo stitched into the headrest. The tachometer appears to have a 9000rpm redline, and the word “Charge” also appears on it, while aluminum paddles complete the look.
The performance package of the Spyder includes a special aerodynamics package and a low routed exhaust system. Other confirmed features for the 918 Spyder Martini are carbon-ceramic brakes and PDK dual-clutch automatic, both of which will also be found in the P1 and new Enzo. Dual-clutch automatics are now engineered to shift gears faster than how a driver could do with a manual gearbox.
The former partnership between Martini and Porsche has been reinstated, and in a win-win situation for both companies. The German automaker has revisited the iconic Martini Porsche race cars by dressing up the 918 Spyder Prototype in the legendary Martini livery. Development of the Porsche 918 Spyder is still ongoing with the car now moving its extensive testing phase to the Nurburgring.
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