Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Porsche 918, Almost Here!

Here is an interesting article of how Porsche seeks to reinvent the supercar using electric technology to supplement combustion engines. This results in better fuel economy, lighter weight, higher performance and better weight distribution. All of which contribute to Porsche's new 918 to improve on the road as well as the race track.

This article notes that the German auto manufacturer will change the face of the automotive industry. The 918 can be selected to run solely on electricity, with only combustion or on electricity in conjunction with combustion power. For the automotive layman, this means better MPGs due to reduced weight. The car is currently in production, as evidenced by the incomplete body panels, and is slated to go on sale on Sep. 18, 2012.

Pardon the absurdly large images. Don't thank me, thank Jalopnik!

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