Porsche 918 Spyder revealed in production guise?

Alleged Porsche 918 Spyder patent photo 26.12.2012
Alleged Porsche 918 Spyder patent photo 26.12.2012 / Carnewschina

Goes on sale late next year

The Porsche 918 Spyder is inching closer to production as the company has reportedly filed a trademark for the roadster's design in China.

Looking instantly recognizable, the images suggest the production model will have minor modifications over the prototypes that are currently undergoing test. While there isn't much to see, the car will reportedly adopt hidden door handles like the concept. We can also see green brake calipers which were previously hinted at in a leaked brochure.

As we have previously reported, the 918 Spyder is expected to feature a 4.6-liter V8 engine that develops 580 hp (432 kW) and more than 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. The engine will be backed up by two electric motors which are rumored to have a combined output of 245 hp (183 kW). This could enable the model to develop approximately 795 hp (593 kW) and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) of torque.

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MatthieuLauraux MatthieuLauraux
Not new. Already seen since october 17th : http://www.tf1.fr/auto-moto/actualite/scoop-porsche-918-les-premieres-images-exclusives-7589341.html
Dec 27th, 2012 10:38am
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AlfredCheung AlfredCheung
Why did they put a 500 odd hp engine in a limited edition hypercar with a 200 hp electric engine? Just have a monster v10 with 800 hp
Dec 27th, 2012 2:54am
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EdBacau EdBacau
Because they are using this car as a test bed for new technologies.
Dec 27th, 2012 11:06am
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
It's a race engine... Porsche engeneer said in a interview with Chris Harris (check DRIVE channel on YT) that this car without the hybrid crap, would weight between 1100 and 1200kg... Imagin how much better it would be... 580hp with so little weight would be a killer on the track... and then a Turbo version with 750hp+
Dec 27th, 2012 4:41pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Dec 26th, 2012 8:52pm
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