This is no itsy-bitsy SpyderThe supercar packs on the pounds
The 918 Spyder will apparently be holding its weight against the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1…literally. A report finds that the gas-electric car will be hitting 3,700 lbs; heavier than the other two cars.
What it lacks in a lighter weight however, the car makes up for in speed. The Spyder will be packing an advanced 4-wheel steering system that allows it to take corners faster than its main rivals. In the right setting, this system can add 50 horsepower or remove 220 lbs. According to rumours, the car is said to be powered by a 4.6L V8 working with 2 electric motors to generate 875 horsepower. This means the supercar will be hitting 62 MPH in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 MPH.
For green customers, the car will be able to operate on electricity alone for up to 18 miles if driven under 93 MPH. It will return 85 MPG in a mixed European cycle and emit 79 G of CO2/KM which makes this $1 million car cleaner that almost all the economy subcompacts sold in Europe.
A customer who preordered the 918 was shown the first production of the car and later posted online that the car looks slightly different than the prototypes that have been shown worldwide, but neglected to mention what exactly what different. Rumours indicate the lights and sheet metal will probably undergo changes.
Source: Left Lane News