Video Porsche 918 Spyder Development Prototype at Gran Turismo Nurburgring 2012

Porsche has showcaed their brand new 918 Spyder at the Gran Turismo Nurburgring 2012 event today. The Germans revealed one of the four development prototypes dressed in a historical Grey livery. It follows Shmee’s video we released earlier showing two white 918 Spyders taking journalists for a ride near the Ring. Other models on display at the event were the number one Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, a Pagani Zonda F Roadster and black Lamborghini Gallardo Performante.

The Porsche 918 Spyder will get a combustion engine and two independent electric motors – one on the front axle and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels. The engineering and design focus is centered on minimal fuel consumption and maximum performance. We are told that Porsche engineers have been impressed so far with the testing results.

The first is a 4.6 liter V8 originally fitted to the three-time ALMS LMP2 Championship-winning RS Spyder. This will feature 570hp on its own and the exhaust outlets will exit in the middle of the engine block to reduce engine compartment heat. This will be coupled to an 80kW lithium-ion electric motor powering the two front wheels. In total, this means 770hp, with 553 pound-feet of torque available across the rev range. There is a second electric engine at the back.

Check all the videos below for a closer look at the upcoming Porsche 918 supercar. If you would like to know more about the new Porsche 918 Spyder, then please click here!


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