Porsche

Porsche unveils a plug-in hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show the 918 Spyder. The high performance hybrid has some impressive numbers: 718 horsepower, 75+ mpg and will go from zero to 62 mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds, has a top speed of just under 200 mph (320km/h) and boasts better fuel economy than a Toyota Prius! The car features a 500 horsepower mid-engine V-8 and multiple electric motors adding an additional 218 hp, which are powered from lithium-ion battery packs mounted just aft of the passenger seat.

Michael Macht the CEO of Porsche AG, which is both the smallest independent German automaker and the world’s most profitable automaker has hinted that the hybrid will be put it into production and will probably become the flagship of the sports car company, which is currently 49.9 % owned by the Volkswagen group.

The plug-in hybrid features regenerative braking and a button on the steering wheel which allows the driver to select among four different running modes ranging from an economy “electric only” E-Drive mode to a pure performance Race Hybrid mode.

See more pictures of this concept car at:

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/porsche-918-spyder-concept