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Porsche 918 Spyder leaked in brochure

Porsche 918 Spyder leaked in brochure

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Porsche 918 Spyder

Germans stopped being the enemy for Commander Bond decades ago.

So the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar might make the perfect pan-European transport for Agent 007.

With just two seats, the expensive, limited-production Porsche offers all-electric propulsion for zero-emission travel, courtesy of a pair of electric motors, one up front and one driving the rear wheels.

Among other advantages, the electric running guarantees Agent 007 free passage through that pesky London Congestion Charge zone--at up to 93 mph, Porsche says--when he's running late for a summons from M.

Then, at the rear, there's a turbocharged 570-hp V-8 engine for highway cruising.

For the ultimate getaway chase, James Bond can use both powertrains together, producing an astonishing 770 horsepower and a 0-to-62-mph time of less than 3 seconds.

The 918 Spyder won't be released until next year; when that happens, it'll be not only the world's fastest hybrid car, but also the most expensive.

Of course, spy videos showing some of its inner details have already surfaced.

How appropriate.


 
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