Monday, March 26, 2012

Save Money on Gas. It Will Only Cost You $845K

OK, so it is only a concept/prototype at this point. It will be here. Save money (on energy costs) with $845,000 Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid | ExtremeTech
Imagine a Chevrolet Volt built to Porsche specs: faster, sleeker, and more expensive. Now the dream is real: The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will come to market in the fall of 2013 with a price of $845,000. That’s for a supercar that reaches 60 mph in three seconds; at three seconds, the Volt is still coming up on 30 mph.
And before you get to thinking that hybrids will never be fast, consider that Audi introduced R18 e-tron quattro hybrid at the 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, "the first event of the new FIA World Endurance Racing Championship (WEC)." The R18 TDI won, but the 6-cylinder diesel hybrid
is still pretty cool.

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