Mar. 8th, 2010

Porsche 918 Spyder: A well-bred hybrid

Luxury Car News: Hereís a futuristic prototype hybrid from Porsche that is turning its share of heads at the Geneva Motor Show. Just one look at the open top Ėbig-wheel Porsche 918 Spyder and itís understood why. It is a monster in waiting. However, what is setting many to scratching at their skull is that this hybrid super sports carís fuel economy is on parity with its high performance.

Thatís saying a lot for a car with a top speed 198 mph and a zero-to-62 mph in 3.2 seconds. According to The Local, Porsche claims the 918 goes 100 kilometers (62 miles) on three liters (3.17 quarts) of gasoline. It also emits approximately one-fifth the CO2 emissions of comparable supercars.

In the Localís article, legendary driver and Porsche rep Walter Röhrl said the car is faster than the Carrera GT.

Porsche introduced two additional hybrids at the show, the Cayenne S Hybrid SUV and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing car.

Culture up: The Local is Germanyís news in English.

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