Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Porsche 918

When Porsche rolled out the 918 concept at Geneva, it pretty much stopped the show. The sneaky Germans had built it on the quiet, so it came as a total surprise to the industry that they had developed a new supercar that had a viable and realistic hybrid drivetrain - the fact that it's jaw-droppingly pretty was almost a side issue.

Brilliantly, they are actually going to build it, on the proviso that interest remains strong and it can be proved that it'll make money. (No LS-F style loss-leader showcasing here.)
The four-wheel drive platform is powered by a 500bhp V8 combined with two electric motors providing a combined 281bhp. How much will it cost? Well, if you have to ask...

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