The 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed has gone under way today and the talk of town is the Porsche 918 Spyder. This super sports car was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Show where it received an overwhelming response from car enthusiasts and Porsche fans around the world and was then given the go-ahead for production. Here's the best bit though. The Spyder's V8 3.0-litre hybrid petrol engine produces over 500hp and yet retains a mileage of almost 40kmpl.
The Spyder's design has been taken from Carrera GT, Porsche 917 and RS Spyder. However the post-production unit will not feature the open top presented at the concept show. It will instead come with a manual roof panel that can be removed and deposited into the luggage compartment. The Spyder comes with a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and two motors, one at the front and the other at the rear axle that adds a joint mechanical output of 218 hp.
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