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Old 05-21-2014, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Supercar

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Porsche AG: Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva - Press - Company & Brand - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

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The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car and acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) plus, and a lap time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That Porsche gets a seriously large amount of boost from its electric motor , 280hp of electric boost to pick up the slack from its meager 600hp gas engine.
Its technology will make it into a Audi in about 4 years then 4 years later VW will have it in say a Golf S hybrid.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Peel away the hype, labels, and the price, which probably exceeds my wifes and my own lifetime total earnings and you have this.

Flywheel energy storage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now make this battery reasonably cost effective and you have a real electric car, no new tech chemical batteries needed, quickly rechargeable, and almost infinite life expectancy, just not affordable.

But we can dream, right?

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The flywheel sounds reasonable to make Mechanic just need a pump to make that vacuum and Zing have the rotor motor spinning like mad in no time, according to the diagram..actual use may vary.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How so?

"Easier to drive than..." (the car that killed Paul Walker).

I like that the exhaust ports are on the back of the headrests. I guess that's why the back window doesn't roll down.

Want one? Sure, but I won't be holding my breath. I think I could duplicate that color with Titanium Pearl over Real Aluminum Plastidip.
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Plug-in hybrid MPG values based on NEDC are but a scam, obtained by doing most of the pretty short NEDC on electricity, which simply won't happen in real life.

IRL, you'd get nowhere near these values.
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"Easier to drive than..." (the car that killed Paul Walker).
Sorry, but cars don't kill people. Idiots driving beyond their ability use cars to kill themselves.
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Sorry, but cars don't kill people. Idiots driving beyond their ability use cars to kill themselves.
That would be fine if they didn't kill innocent bystanders in the process.

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