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Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Update; Heading to Frankfurt 2013

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New details have come out about the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid ahead of its debut, slated for the next Frankfurt Motor Show.

Porsche's in-house magazine Christophorus has just released some new details concerning the 918 Spyder Hybrid, set to make its debut in just over 18 months at next year's Frankfurt Auto Show. A page from the latest edition of the mag was scanned onto Teamspeed, giving us the most up-to-date info on the new supercar. The two-seater mid-engine sports car was designed for efficiency and performance.

According to the mag, the new 918 Spyder Hybrid will run on a 550hp 4.6-liter (up from 3.4) V8 engine based on the RS Spyder LMP2 racer. Couple that with a pair of 230hp combined electric motors and you are looking at a total output of over 740 horses, according to Teamspeed. Power will be transferred to the wheels via a seven-speed PDK transmission. It will feature such technologies like "a central injector mounted directly adjacent to the spark plug, a central oil feed to the crankshaft, a variable-pressure composite oil pump and scavenge pump and forged lightweight pistons from a Formula 1 supplier."

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The mag continues, saying it will have a "very high compression ratio and a Porsche first, a variable valve timing with intake and exhaust phase stepper motors." Teamspeed also says that it will price in the U.S. around $650,000-700,000. As mentioned earlier, the Porsche 918 Spyder-Hybrid concept is scheduled to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next September. Photos displayed are of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept.