The Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car made its public dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in a demonstration run up the famous Hill that provided a fascinating insight to the performance potential of its innovative hybrid drivetrain.

The Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car made its public dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in a demonstration run up the famous Hill that provided a fascinating insight to the performance potential of its innovative hybrid drivetrain.

It has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in co-operation with series production specialists. A great deal of insight gained from the development of Porsche race cars for the Le Mans 24 hours in 2014 is thus integrated into the 918 Spyder – and vice versa. The structural concept of the 918 Spyder with a rolling chassis as its basis – a basic vehicle that can be driven even without a body – is race car tradition at Porsche. The concept of the V8 engine originates from the LMP2 RS Spyder race car.

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The Porsche 918 Spyder also has the potential to break many records. The current lap time for the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is 7:14 minutes. This time was achieved in the presence of international journalists during test drives in September 2012 – more than a year before start of production. The 918 Spyder prototype was therefore approximately 20 seconds quicker than the Porsche Carrera GT. More test drives on the Nürburgring will follow.