Santa Barbara Porsche Presents the Pioneering Hybrid Technology of the Porsche 918 Spyder

2013-06-20T09:04:17-07:00June 20th, 2013|Porsche|

Porsche produces a distinct hybrid sports car that defies current beliefs about achieving maximum power, control, and fuel consumption. SBAlogo5

Porsche continues to extend its motor racing pedigree with luxury, refinement, and efficiency embodied in the 918 Spyder.  This unique car features maximum performance, functionality, and improved consumption.  At Porsche, the design team was challenged with creating a super sports car for the future by incorporating a powerfully effective hybrid drive.  To accomplish this, the team began with a simple sheet of white paper, throwing aside outdated ideas and embracing innovative new concepts.  To maximize its efficiency, the 918 Spyder was designed around the hybrid drive, optimizing its power and potential.  The process resulted in uncompromising power and efficiency, without one inhibiting the other.  Join us at Santa Barbara Porsche as we explore the advanced concepts, engineering and design that make define this remarkable new sports car.

Hybrid Drive Dynamics

At Santa Barbara Porsche, we are most excited about the no-compromise driving dynamics made possible through the 918 Spyder’s hybrid drive.  California drivers will appreciate the unique all-wheel drive concept that seamlessly works with a combination of the combustion engine and the electric motor for maximum power and efficiency.  Interestingly, the hybrid motor is mounted on the front axle, based on information gained from the successful 911 GT3 R Hybrid.  Thanks to the additional individually controllable front drive, the car is capable of extremely high, safe cornering speeds that are especially effective on bends.  The Porsche 918 Spyder also features advanced “boost” technology that manages the energy of the electric drive intelligently to harness the full power of the 918 Spyder during every moment of maximum acceleration by pressing the accelerator down fully.  This allows drivers who do not have motorsport training to still share the same experience of transverse dynamics.

Created to Break Records

The Porsche 918 Spyder was designed to be a leader for the next generation of sports cars.  It holds the potential to break many records – something we at Santa Barbara Porsche are looking forward to witnessing throughout the coming months and years.  As a plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 918 Spyder combines the dynamic power and control of a racing vehicle with the efficiency of a green-technology hybrid.  In the year before production for the Porsche 918 Spyder started, it already handily beat times posted by the Porsche Carrera GT.  Now, featuring greater efficiency and fine-tuned driving dynamics, the 918 Spyder is positioned to surpass existing performance standards for previous models and competitors.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche 918 Spyder, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000