Porsche 918 Spyder production comes to an end: Last unit dispatched
Porsche 918 Spyder production has come to a close after being in production for 21 months. The final production 918 Spyder bears a custom dark red paint marking the end of its production story but sets in motion the new pioneering technology demonstrated in its making.
The 918 Spyder was launched at the end of 2013. It generates 887 hp and can sprint to 100 kmph in 2.5 seconds. This is achieved by a high performance combustion engine working in tandem with two electric motors.
The 918 Spyder featured five operating modes activated by a ‘map switch’ situated on the steering wheel. This controlled the three drive units.
It is also due to the inclusion of an intelligent control of generator function and conventional brakes that the Porsche 918 Spyder converts extra kinetic energy into electrical energy as compared to other hybrid vehicles.
Technology and innovations seen on board the Porsche 918 Spyder will play a major role where the future of sports cars is concerned.
Besides the above, various other innovations have also made their way into the Porsche 918 Spyder manufacturing process. The entire assembly is conducted with wireless tools that include high battery powered screwdrivers controlled via Bluetooth and an adjustable assembly elevating truck designed as a tool for finishing the two seat monocoque.