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2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

The Supercar Out To Trigger A Paradigm Shift The Porsche 918 Spyder has top-mounted exhaust pipes in similar fashion to the flare launchers on the original 1966 Batmobile. How bitchin' is that? Not nearly as fascinating as what lies beneath the coupe's carbon fiber skin. The all-new supercar, arriving late next year, is the most complex vehicle Porsche has ever designed. The hybrid gasoline-electric exotic features a race-bred 4.6-liter V8 supplemented by two electric motors drawing power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack. It boots up like a computer, glides... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.6L V8 / 95 kW / 85 kW
Power:
795 HP / 575 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed PDK
MSRP:
$845,000 (base)
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