So, err, perhaps we don\’t all have to ride busses to save the planet?

Meanwhile, Porsche has signaled it will go ahead with the development of the 918 Spyder supercar, which is—get this—a midengine, gas-electric, plug-in hybrid with a combined output of around 718 horsepower (500 hp gas and 218 hp electric). A successor to the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder promises unfathomable performance—0-60 mph in about 3 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph—as well ridiculous fuel economy, around 78 mpg, depending on the test cycle. The power pack on board is a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery.

Although I suspect that there are those slightly deeper greens out there who would only be outraged by the idea that Gaia can be saved without the crushing of crass consumerism.

4 thoughts on “Hmmm”

  1. The man with many chins

    I would rather spend 3 grand on a secondhand Hayabusa for the same performance level and 45 mpg. And you can filter through traffic!

  2. A lithium-ion battery with HOW MUCH energy stored in it?

    So, no problem if that gets shorted out in a collision, oh no.


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