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Leaked: Porsche 918 Spyder Super Hybrid Surfaces Photo:
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Mike Stevens | Sep, 20 2012 | 1 Comment

Porsche's hot new hybrid-powered 918 Spyder has surfaced online this week, thanks to a handful of leaked brochure pages.

For its part, Porsche has already released plenty of data on its new supercar - including news today of a 7m14s lap of the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife, putting in the league of the Lexus LFA Nurburgring special.

The carmaker has also revealed in recent months that the 918's V8 petrol-electric hybrid powertrain produces upwards of 575kW, rocketing the supercoupe to 100km/h in around 3.2 seconds.

Despite the massive power figures, Porsche says the 918 Spyder's hybrid system will ensure fuel consumption figures as low as 3.0 l/100km - bettering most four-cylinder passenger cars... by a big margin.

The V8 plug-in hybrid system includes two electric motors fed by a lithium-ion battery pack, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is also in play.

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If you're into the 918 for its looks, you'll be interested to know that opting for the special Liquid Metal Blue or Grey paint options will sting you nearly $65,000 (in the US, at least).

That's on top of the European-market €645,000 purchase price (AU$803,492).

A special 'Weissach' package (seemingly nothing to do with the weissach axle of the Porsche 928) will also be offered for track-focused buyers, deleting the air conditioning, entertainment system and door storage compartments - saving around 35kg.

Watch for more 918 details to surface in the coming weeks.

 
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