Boston Porsche Dealer Reveals 918 Spyder Coupe

Boston Porsche dealership anticipates the arrival of the hybrid 918 Spyder Coupe, which allows CO2 emissions of just 70 g/km.
By: Automotive Advertising Network
Jan. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Boston Porsche dealer is excited to announce that the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, gave the green light for series development of the Porsche 918 Spyder. Reflecting the overwhelming response from the public and customers to the Concept Study, the Supervisory Board gave Porsche’s Board of Management the mission to develop a production model based on the car already presented.

This concept version of an ultra-high-performance mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid technology made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and at Auto China in Bejing, hitting the headlines worldwide.

Michael Macht, President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG: “Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts. We will develop the 918 Spyder in Weissach and assemble it in Zuffenhausen. This is also a very important commitment to Germany as a manufacturing base.”

The Concept Study of the 918 Spyder allows CO2 emissions of just 70 g/km, corresponding to fuel consumption of 3.0 litre/100 km (94.1 mpg imp) in the NEDC, on the one hand, and the performance of a super-sports car, on the other. This extremely efficient drivetrain technology then forms a symbiosis in the 918 Spyder with truly outstanding design and high-tech motorsport achievements.

Further product details of the 918 Spyder will be disclosed in the months to come. Boston Porsche fans willing to be the first to learn more details about the 918 Spyder are encouraged to contact your nearest Herb Chambers Porsche dealership in the Boston metro area.

A pair of electric motors, making the 918 an all-wheel drive automobile, drives the front wheels. The third electric motor is mounted in line with the transmission to feed the rear wheels. The 918 is set up to offer four different driving modes. The car will run as a pure electric—powered only by the electric motors—for approximately 16 miles. Additionally, three hybrid modes enable the driver to select the desired level of performance needed from the powertrain for a given situation.

To keep weight to a minimum, the 918 is constructed of carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum. Curb weight of the Spyder is approximately 3300 pounds. If past is prologue, the coupe should be lighter, as additional bracing is typically added to an open car to ensure rigidity.

Lithium-ion batteries store the electricity needed to power the motors and are charged by either plugging the vehicle into an electrical outlet, or by regenerative braking and output from the gasoline engine, as is common practice in hybrid powertrains. This makes the 918 the first plug-in hybrid Porsche road car. For this and other vehicles Porsche enthusiasts can browse our full line of inventory at:


Herb Chambers Porsche of Boston
1168 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
Phone: 888-206-0261

Porsche of Burlington - A Herb Chambers Company
62 Cambridge St., Route 3A, Exit 33 Off Route 128
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 866-210-1229

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Herb Chambers is an automotive dealership group based out of Somerville Massachusetts, we care about creating a positive car buying experience. For decades Herb Chambers has provided New England car buyers with high quality automobiles.
Source:Automotive Advertising Network
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