The 918 Spyder is the most powerful car ever built by Porsche series: a hybrid engine of 887 horsepower delivered by a V8 boosted by two electric motors and an high technology system with its unique 4 drive wheels. Only 918 copies were built!
The San Francisco-based company promises that their 3D-printed supercar, the 700hp Blade, can go from 0-60mph in “around” two seconds—which, if true, will beat the Porsche 918 Spyder as the world’s fastest car.
The chassis is created entirely by 3D printing and is made up of 61 pounds of aluminum and 41 pounds of carbon fiber, totaling at just 102 pounds—the finished car weighs only 1,388 pounds.
By utilizing 3-D printing, the building process alone reduces the “material energy input needed to manufacture” a regular car and ends up doing “1/3 of the environmental damage that […] an 85 kilowatt-an-hour electric car would generate.” Plus, the turbocharged, four-cylinder engine is able to run on compressed natural gas.
“Baby you can drive my car”- The Beatles