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2013-09-03 13:53

GREENEST PORSCHE YET: Porsche’s 918 Spyder hybrid doesn’t skimp on power, with the automaker’s greenest sports car yet capable of rocketing from 0-100km in 2.8 seconds.

Porsche’s 918 Spyder will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Sharing the spotlights with Porsche's greenest sports car yet will be the Panamera S E-Hybrid and its limited-edition 911.

Hybrids, a limited edition 911 and next-generation 911 Turbo… Porsche has a stellar line-up for the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The automaker is also set for another record year, at it reports from January - July 2013, it sold 95 300 models.


Porsche’s 918 Spyder boasts a hybrid engine capable of 661kW and is able to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h 2.8 seconds. According to the automaker, fuel consumption is rated at 2.6 litres/100km.

The 918 Spyder will be on display alongside another Porsche hybrid – the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

Porsche comments: “As the first plug-in hybrid in the luxury car market segment, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is further proof that Porsche is leading the field with its expertise in the development of fuel-efficient powertrain concepts for sports cars.”


Since its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 1963, the 911 has been considered by its many devoted fans around the world as the quintessential sports car. The rear-engined, six cylinder coupe is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 and Porsche is marking the occasion with a limited edition model based on the current 911 Carrera S – its "50 years 911" model.

Only 1963 examples will be available, the same number as the year of the 911 world premiere. The limited edition combines the wide body of the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 and the rear-wheel drive configuration of the original 911.


The first 911 Turbo prototype was showcased at the Frankfurt motor show in 1973, ten years after the original 911 made its debut. For the 40th anniversary of its 911 Turbo, Porsche is presenting its next-generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S at the Frankfurt motor show.

The new sports cars features all-wheel drive chassis with active rear-axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, LEDs and are powered by a 417kW flat-six engine with twin turbocharging.

Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) anti-roll system, makes its first appearance in the 911 Turbo models. The tech is standard on the 911 Turbo S, along with the Sport Chrono package with dynamic engine mountings and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). The sport package, engine mountings, and PCCB are available as options on the 911 Turbo.

According to Porsche, its 911 Turbo S laps the Nürburgring-Nordschleife track in Germany in 7min27.


Porsche reports that it has sold 95 300 models globally and believes it’s on track for a record 2013.

President and CEO Porsche AG, Matthias Müller, said: "From January to July 2013, we were able deliver around 95 300 new vehicles worldwide – that's 17% more than in the first seven months of 2012.

“We are therefore very confident about the next few months and we now firmly believe we will have sold more vehicles by the end of 2013 than we did in in 2012.

“Based on how things are going at the moment, we are set to have another record year – and that's in spite of the fact that the present economic climate is far from satisfactory."

Wheels24 reported that 2012 was Porsche’s most successful year yet, with 143 096 vehicles sold.

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