Porsche 918 Spyder To Hit 60 In 2.8, Offer 887 Horsepower

By Brandon Turkus

May 15, 2013

We’ve been teased with Porsche’s 918 Spyder for quite some time. The plug-in hybrid hypercar has been a bit of a mystery, as it’s been tested in varying forms of completion and with various liveries. A recent drive by our friends at Automobile has unveiled some exciting stats, though.
  • —Horsepower has been bumped from 795 horsepower to 887 ponies. Chalk this up to the 900-plus-horsepower on offer from McLaren and Ferrari.
  • —62 miles per hour arrives in just 2.8 seconds, while 125 passes in 7.9 seconds. The run to 62 is on par with the McLaren P1, but the 918 falls behind running up to triple digits.
  • —The 918’s top speed sits at 213 mph.
  • —The mid-mounted, 4.6-liter V-8 produces 608 horsepower on its own. It’s mated to an electric motor, which sends power its rear wheels and develops 156 horsepower. Finally, an electric motor attached to the front axle develops a further 129 horsepower.
  • —940 pound-feet of torque is distributed to all four wheels.
There’s more, including some interesting driving impressions, at Automobile.