2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is second generation of this supercar. It is the first vehicle of the so-called eco-conscious sport cars. Some call it even hypercar because of their efficiency and power. However, if you are looking for one high performer and you have near million dollars to spend, this is the right car for you.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder driving impression
Concept of the Porsche 918 Spyder was presented earlier, but production started with 2013 year model. Since that, nothing big has been changed. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is weighted around 800 lbs more than Boxster and Cayman, but it is not felt on its performance. With an engine driving it makes feeling like you drive compact car. Its hybrid mix produces incredible dynamic and balance. Handling is much better than other vehicles in Porsche family with rear-wheel drive system have. Steering is very precise. Also, there are few driving modes offered, and driver could shift easily through them. The 2015 Spyder uses traditional hydraulic brakes, which is not common for other hybrid supercars. Brake pedal is consistent, which is very important at speeds over 150 mph.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder engine
Under the hood of the 2015 Spyder will be combination powerful 4.6-l V8 engine with hybrid electric system. Petrol engine pumps 608 hp and in combination with electric battery it gives 887 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque. Both front and rear axles will be covered with one electric motor. Front axle can drive 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder alone. For full recharge, battery needs just under seven hours connected to standard 110-volt socket. With industrial DC fast charger, it needs just 30 minutes.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder drive modes
Total five drive modes will be available for 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. You can select your desired mode through steering wheel. Driver can pick one of the following: E-Power, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid, Race Hybrid and Hot Lap. With E-Power 2015 Spyder uses only electricity to give power. With this mode, Spyder can go around 93 mph and sprints 0-60 mph in seven seconds. Hybrid and Sport Hybrid modes gives more balanced economy and sportiness. Race Hybrid offers maximum performance, while max velocity comes from Hot Lap mode.