Porsche 918 Spyder Makes its World Debut

The Porsche 918 Spyder is celebrating its debut at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

According to the company, the super sports car with plug-in hybrid drive marks the beginning of a new era for sports car manufacturing. Porsche is presenting the “50 years 911” limited edition model.

Based on the 911 Carrera S, this special model combines traditional 911 features with state-of-the-art technology. Porsche is completing its sports car line-up with the new 911 Turbo, which is being presented to the public for the first time.

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In addition, the new Panamera is demonstrating the broad coverage of the Porsche range of models. As the first plug-in hybrid for Porsche, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is proving that Porsche is leading the field with its expertise in the development of fuel-efficient drive concepts for sports cars.

Also on show is the Panamera Diesel, which now offers an output of 300 hp. The Panamera Diesel will not be offered in the U.S. Market.

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“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,” said Matthias Muller, president and CEO of Porsche AG.

According to the company, the year 2012 was the most successful year to date in Porsche’s history, with 143,096 vehicles sold and sales of 13.9 billion EUR.

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Rakesh Raman