The ultra-quick and ultra-expensive Porsche 918 Spyder is a range-topping gasoline-electric hybrid super car. The 918\’s main source of power is a race-inspired 4.6-liter V8 engine that churns out 608 horsepower at 8,600 rpms and 390 lb-ft. of torque at 6,600 rpms. A 154-horsepower hybrid module installed on the rear axle and a 127-horsepower electric motor located on the front axle are both powered by the aforementioned lithium-ion battery pack. Liquid-cooled, the pack can be fully charged in four hours when plugged into a 230-volt German-spec household outlet, or in 25 minutes using Porsche’s Speed Charging Station.
Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds
Starting price: $845,000
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Jaguar confirms that it will bring on sale a two-seat convertible in mid-2013. The new sports car will be named F-Type. Model will competete cars like new Porsche Boxster, the Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT Roadster and BMW Z4. It will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines, versions of Jaguar’s new supercharged 3-litre V6 and its powerhouse supercharged 5-litre V8. All derivatives will be equipped with an eight-speed transmission that will drive the rear wheels.
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The BMW Concept i3 is the first premium electric plug-in city car, while the i8 Concept is a hybrid plug-in and combustion engine sports car. BMW demonstrates how the future of sustainable and yet dynamic mobility might look. The i8 is based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept from 2009. i8 combines the electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept with the innovative plug-in hybrid concept. It has a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine which produces 164kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at its rear. The BMW i8 Concept is a four-seater car that provides sufficient space for passengers. Here are some photos from Los Angeles Auto Show 2011.
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The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG\’s high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminium monocoque. Price starting at $ 114,200 (4,2 liter engine).
4.2 liter FSI® V8
Horsepower 420 hp @ 7800 RPM
Torque 317 lb-ft. @ 4500-6000 RPM
0-60 MPH 4.4 sec.
Fuel Estimates 12/19 MPG
5.2 liter FSI® V10
Horsepower 525 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 391 lb-ft. @ 6500 RPM
0-60 MPH 3.7 sec.
Fuel Estimates 12/19 MPG
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