Porsche: Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

  • All-new hybrid supercar
  • 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds
  • A pair of new 911s unveiled

On show: 918 Spyder, 50 years 911 and 911 Turbo

New 918 Spyder hybrid supercar

Porsche 918 Frankfurt show

Porsche has finally, after a very long wait, unveiled a production version of its clever 918 Spyder supercar.

Its 0-62mph time of just 2.8 seconds is impressive, but what’s most outstanding about this car is that it’s a hybrid, which means with the help of electric power it’s capable of fuel economy of up to 94mpg.

Boasting a maximum of 875bhp with the ability to run on silent electric power if required, this is a car which ushers in a new sort of supercar – one that is stunningly rapid yet fairly environmentally friendly. It won’t be cheap, though.

Half-century 911

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary edition

To celebrate 50 years of the 911, Porsche has launch the cleverly named ’50 years 911’. It’s based on the bodyshell of the Carrera 4 (which is wider than the rear-wheel drive model) yet uses a rear-driven configuration.

Based on the Carrera S, there are several styling cues which hint towards historic versions of the iconic sports car. Just 1,963 will be built, and the reason for that is the first 911 appeared in 1963.

The full Porsche 911 review.

911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo S Frankfurt 2013

The 911 Turbo coupe is a 513bhp, 660Nm, four-wheel drive coupe based on the current 911.

It features rear-wheel steering, a seven-speed automatic gearbox and a 0-62mph time of just 3.2 seconds if you’ve ticked the box for the optional Sports Chrono Package.

Fuel economy is an impressive average of 29.1mpg on the combined cycle.

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