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Porsche set to impress in Frankfurt

03.09.2013

THE PORSCHE 918 Spyder is celebrating its debut at the international motor show in Frankfurt, Germany.

This super sports car with plug-in hybrid drive is not only a technological pioneer, but also marks the beginning of a new era for sports-car manufacturing. Never before has a super sports car designed for everyday use offered such an impressive bandwidth of 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 first unveiled in Frankfurt 50 years ago.

Appropriately, in honour of this anniversary, Porsche is presenting the limited edition ‘50 Years 911’ model. Based on the 911 Carrera S, this latest version of the iconic coupé combines traditional 911 features with state-of-the-art technology. On the subject of icons, Porsche is completing its line-up of sports cars at Frankfurt with the public unveiling of the new 911 Turbo, which, in turn, is 40 years after the turbocharged 911 was first shown.

In addition, the new generation of the Panamera Gran Turismo underlines the unique breadth of the Porsche range today. As the first plug-in hybrid in the luxury car market segment, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is further proof that Porsche is leading the field with its expertise in the development of fuel-efficient-powertrain concepts for sports cars.

The 918 Spyder is the continuation of the traditional Porsche DNA in a groundbreaking sports-car concept. Designed from the start to be a high-performance hybrid, the 918 Spyder boasts an unprecedented combination of performance. The vehicle is able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds and offers an average standard fuel consumption of around 1.5 litres/100km. It also allows a combustion engine to be combined with an electric-motor-based drive to further optimise the dynamic performance of the vehicle.

Article written by Autodealer
03.09.2013
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