The 2014 Porsche 918 Sypder has stepped right out of a spy or science fiction movie and is testing out on the raceways as we speak. This high tech supercar needs to have a cape to match the top mounted exhaust pipes because they are very similar to the flare launchers found on the 1966 Batmobile. That’s barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to innovation with this model.
The schedule is currently on track to have the 2014 Porsche 918 Sypder out on the roadways later next year and it is a complex and jaw dropping design that no other vehicle can compare to. It has a race bred 4.6 liter V8 mated up to not one, but two electric motors that draw power from a lithium cooled ion battery pack. If you feel like blasting into the stratosphere, or at least well past 200 miles per hour, this just might be the model for you. This supercar doesn’t just start its engine, it boots up like a computer.
This Porsche model first made its appearance as a concept car back at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show and was the talk of the event. Porsche is out to set the record straight with this car that hybrid cars will dominate and from the looks of it, they are well on their way to proving themselves right.
The top mounted exhausts on the 2014 Porsche 918 Sypder aren’t just for looks, they are strategically placed for the most effective thermal management. There are vents on the front quarter panels to dump high pressure air out of the wheels well and magnesium wheels. Add those to four independent cooling circuits for the two electric motors, transmission and battery, 33 control unites, dozens of electric motors and four primary black boxes and what you have is a work of art in a hybrid. The all wheel drive car has a separate power source for the front and back wheels to make up for no linkage materials between the axles.
Overall, there is a lot to marvel about in the 2014 Porsche 918 Sypder. The video highlights some of what you will be able to look forward to.