Even though it will cost a whooping $845.000, I for one welcome the appearance of this kind of Porsche; why ? Because it will definitely change the mind of many who believe that hybrids are all about economy and the environment, and nothing about performance. Because if Porsche can do one thing, they do fast cars that look and feel absolutely awesome.
The 918 Spyder, as it’s called, will be produced in a limited quantity of only 918 cars, but its V8 engine will be able of developing at least 500 horsepower and will accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in only 3.1 seconds.
All of the cars will be made in Stuttgart, and they will reach the world in 2013; the jaw dropping price I mentioned does not include shipping and handling, so all in all, you get to almost one million for this plug-in hybryd gem, but it will be also interesting to see what kind of impact it will have on the sale of other hybrids, as it will show that this kind of cars can be also blazing fast, as well as economic and environmentally friendly.
Now excuse me please, I’m going to buy a lottery ticket.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.