|The celebrated Porsche 918 Spyder is scheduled for debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show from 10 September.|
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the continuation of the traditional Porsche DNA in a ground-breaking sportscar concept. Designed from the start to be a high-performance hybrid, the 918 Spyder boasts an unprecedented combination of performance (offering the 887-bhp output of a super sportscar) and the virtually silent locomotion of an electric vehicle. The vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and offers an average standard fuel consumption of between 3.0 and 3.3 liters/100 km. The 918 Spyder concept also allows a combustion engine to be combined with an electric motor-based drive to further optimize the dynamic performance of the vehicle. It’s also meant to be a day-to-day sports car.
Apart from the 918 Spyder, Porsche exhibits the updated Panameras, including the S E-Hybrid version, the 50-year 911 limited edition, and the new 911 Turbo line-up.
Porsche 911 50th Anniversary edition
This year, the iconic 911 variant sees its 50th anniversary; to honor its most popular variant, Porsche brings out the “50 years 911” limited edition variant, which is based on the 911 Carrera S platform.
In addition, the new generation of the Porsche Panamera takes center stage at the IAA. As the first plug-in hybrid in the luxury class, the pioneering Panamera S E-Hybrid is proving that Porsche is leading the field with its expertise in the development of fuel-efficient drive concepts for sportscars. Also on show is the more fuel-efficient Gran Turismo for long distance driving, the Panamera Diesel, which now offers an output of 300 bhp.
Porsche 911 Turbo line-up observes 40th anniversary
Last, but certainly not least, the 40th edition of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S are going to leave the spectators speechless at the IAA. The two newest versions feature; new all-wheel drive, active rear-axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and the 560-bhp, flat-six engine with double turbocharging. And for the first time as a standard equipment in the Turbo S, the Active Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) rolling-motion compensation system is combined with dynamic engine mountings and PCCB ceramic brakes. The package is available as an option for the regular 911 Turbo. Quite recently, the 911 Turbo S achieved a 7:27 lap time at the North loop of the Nuerburgring; a rare feat for a sports car fitted with standard production tyres. Meantime, the sports car’s New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) fuel consumption is rated 9.7 liters/100 km, which is 15% lower than before.