some experts have put it through the paces. we have heard about its pre-order program and we have also seen it in the awesome Martin Racing livery, but still, official specs are none available – until now. meet the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with the official specs (of which, some we already read and hear about) presented in a lengthy black and white PR release from the Stuttgart-based automaker. a destined two-seater Spyder, it is fitted with a 4.6-liter V8 mid-engine with 608 hp (453 kW) and 390 lb-ft (528 Nm) of torque, matched to a 154 hp hybrid module and a 127 hp electric motor, yielding a total of 887 horses and a mind-bending 940 lb-ft (1,273 Nm) of achievable torque. performance wise, you are looking at a hybrid that’s in the supercar domain with a top speed of over 211 mph (340 km/h) and a century sprint of just 2.8 seconds. on pure electric mode, this part eco supercar has about 18 miles (29 km) of guilt-free driving with speed peaking at 93 mph (150 km/h).
other features include a carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque body, two-piece Targa roof, fixed roll-over protection system, a seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) gearbox, electro-mechanical power steering, individual rear wheel steering, high-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation, huge 16″ ceramic front brake discs and 15.4″ discs for the rear, and 20″ front wheels with 265/35 ZR 20 tires and 21″ rear wheels wrapped in massive 325/30 ZR 21 rubbers. if those features weren’t enough to interest in parting with $845,000 of your asset, there’s an Weissach package to further tempt you. the Weissach package includes special racing colors, a slew of carbon bits (including windscreen made out of visible carbon), partial Alcantara clad and carbon accented interior, a six-point seatbelt for both driver and passenger, a poorer sound insulation, lightweight magnesium wheels and it is 77 lbs less fat than the ‘regular’ 918 Spyder.
the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Supercar will be allocated as a 2015 model which means it will go on sale sometime next year. our guess would be late 2014, but we might be wrong.