The new 918 Porsche Spyder was unveiled in its final production guise on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show during the VW Group night event.

The car "contains the genetic blueprint for the Porsche sportscar of the future," which means that the next generations of Porsche cars will be greatly influenced by this model.

The 918 Spyder is a hybrid linking a 4.6 liter V8 engine producing 600hp to a pair of electric motors rated for 115kW (154hp) and 95kW (127hp) and draws energy from a liquid cooled lithium-ion battery that can be charged in less than 25 minutes using the optional Porsche Speed Charging Station

The hybrid system delivers a combined maximum output of 875hp (887PS) with Porsche quoting a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of just 2.8 seconds, with 200km/h (124mph) coming after 7.7 seconds and 300km/h (186mph) in 22.0 seconds. Top speed is rated at 214mph (344 km/h).