The Porsche 918 Spyder – Review
The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is an all new model that is based on the concept which was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2010. This was just a wave of amazement as this is the successor of the Carrera GT and at the time everyone was eager to see how it looks like on the road. The Porsche 918 Spyder production version took three years in completion and now at the 2013 Frankfurt auto Show the Porsche 918 Spyder made its world debut. The all new 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is offered in a well rounded and exceptionally crafted single trim level.
Exterior and Interior
Just like other Porsche supercars, the 2014 918 Spyder wears an appealing and distinctive exterior styling and body language. The 918 Spyder is constructed of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and the front end of the car is complemented with elegant LED headlamps, less bulging fenders, dual pedestal spoiler and the rear end of the car is complemented with the conventional taillights that you can see on other Porsche models. Right below the rear spoilers Porsche offered a set of air vents to extract heat.
|Curb weight||3750 lbs|
Inside the Porsche 918 Spyder two very comfortable and supportive seats are offered to make the driving experience exceptionally well and fun. The standard interior features of this supercar include ultra modern center console, a trio of standalone and well rounded gauges, black and silver color scheme, green contrasting piping on the door panels, 3-spoke sport multifunctional steering wheel, infotainment system placed in the center console, 11 speakers Burmester audio system and a system that allow the driver to connect with the car’s hybrid system using the remote. The 918 Spyder has an impressive cargo area of 3.8 cubic feet.
Under the Hood
The 2014 918 Spyder gets power from a 4.6 liter V8 engine plus a pair of parallel Electric Motors. The V8 generates 608 horsepower and 391 lb ft of torque whereas the front axle fed by a 127 horsepower electric motor and the rear axle fed by a 154 horsepower. In this regard, the total output is 887 horsepower and 940 lb ft of torque. The Powertrain is mated by a seven speed PDK automated manual with acceleration from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds at a top speed up to 205 mph. Fuel economy of the 918 Spyder is 85 mpg combined. Four driving modes are offered to the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, EV, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid and Race Hybrid.
Pricing and Availability
The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder gets a price tag of $850,000 and the release date is not yet confirmed.
The key competitors of this supercar include McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport and Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
As the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is a supercar therefore the owner of this car must approach private insurance companies and underwriters as not all car insurance companies do insure supercars. It is because a supercar insurance needs to calculate lots of figures and facts including the age of vehicle, driver’s age and experience, original purchase price, type of engine and its parts, running costs, manufacturer’s warranty and the lifestyle of the owner of the car. Usually, the premiums on supercars are in millions that is beyond the range of a common man.
- Thrilling horsepower and acceleration
- Impressive mpg with low emission
- Perfect hybrid system
- Excellent styling
- Huge price tag
- The buying process
- The Verdict
The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is a blend of blistering horsepower, high speed, agility and composed performance, low emission, modern styling and high fuel efficiency. This is something really beyond the limits that is emphasizing on each and every aspect of a car.