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Porsche 918 Spyder: Will receive 4.6 liter V8 engine

Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder will receive a 4.6 liter V8 engine when going into production.

The Porsche 918 Spyder will get a bigger V8, more power and more technology when it debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in just over 18 months’ time.

In an article published in Porsche’s Christophorus Magazine, a source confirmed the all-new open-top hybrid supercar would feature a 4.6-litre V8 engine, stepping up from the 3.4-litre unit fitted to the 2010 concept car that was revealed in Geneva.

Power from the engine – which is based on the V8 originally developed for the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 race car – is tipped to peak at 410kW, around 40kW more than the 918 Spyder concept from 2010.