German sports car maker Porsche unveiled the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar,
which uses a combination of gasoline and electric power to improve acceleration while boosting fuel economy in around-town driving. Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid
is all wheel drive which generates 887 horsepower from a V8 engine and electric motors on its front and rear axles, sprints from zero to 60 miles an hour in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph. The company said the new car “demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive”. Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid
has several driving modes. In the E-Power mode the car travels up to 18 miles on battery power and can accelerate to 60 mph in about seven seconds. The next mode is “Hybrid,” which uses the gas engine and electric motors to maximize efficiency in everyday driving — much like other hybrid cars. The last setting, “Hot Lap,” is a sort of hyper version of the race mode that boost the 918’s power to the maximum “for a few fast laps,” the way racers set up their cars for qualifying sessions.