The Porsche 918 Spyder was subject of a shock and awe campaign at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013. We saw it in full production spec for the first time along with full details and the awesome news that it had managed a 6:57 Nurburgring lap time. It seems that Porsche are keen to individualize the 918 Spyder too with a range of awesome colours starting to emerge; perhaps the greatest is the deep blue colour!
The car was spotted at the Salzburgring in Austria during an event held to celebrate the Porsche 911’s 50th birthday. It’s one of those colours that immediately captures your attention which seems appropriate really as the Porsche 918 Spyder has definitely captured ours!
The Porsche 918 Spyder comes fitted with a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 bhp independently – the highest specific power of any naturally aspirated Porsche engine. The V8 is then supplemented by a further two electric motors mounted on each axle. The electric motors can either drive the wheels independently or work together with the engine to boost performance. Each motor produces enough power to boost the total figure over 880 bhp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.