Porsche to Debut 918 Spyder at Frankfurt
Porsche will unveil its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid-electric sports car at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) this month. The super sports car with plug-in hybrid drive marks the beginning of a new era for sports car manufacturing. Never before has a super car designed for everyday use offered such an impressive dynamic performance combined with the fuel consumption of a compact car. In setting this technological benchmark, the Porsche 918 Spyder is taking on a pioneering role similar to that of the 911 when it was unveiled at the IAA fifty years ago.
The model offers an impressive 887-hp including an electric power train that offers fuel consumption rates between 71.3-78.4 mpg, the auto maker says.
To mark this anniversary, Porsche is presenting the “50 years 911″ limited edition model. Based on the 911 Carrera S, this special model combines traditional 911 features with state-of-the-art technology. Porsche is completing its sports car line-up with the new 911 Turbo, which is being presented to the public for the first time.
Porsche also will show the plug-in hybrid Panamera sedan and a diesel-powered Panamera, the latter of which will not be available in the U.S., at its Frankfurt display.
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