Yesterday, we reported on the Chevy Volt electric car and it’s $41,000 price tag. Now, we know some of you were probably thinking that a Chevy doesn’t exactly fit your personal steez, but we might have something for you. The Porsche supervisory board has green lighted the production of the 918 Spyder hybrid, complete with a 500-horsepower V8 and 109-horsepower electric motor. The new Porsche will allegedly net 78 miles per gallon and will retail for slightly more than the Volt, at around $650,000. We’re unclear as to how a 500-hp Porsche is going to get 78 mpg while a 140-hp Prius gets around 40 mpg… but hey, here’s to hoping those crazy Germans know something we don’t! More →
We’ve always wanted to hit the NY Auto Show and this year, Buick sponsored our trip. There weren’t many brand new announcements (we actually can’t think of a single one that we can remember), but we did spend some quick time going over some of the cars that caught our eyes. Don’t judge us. Check out the brief video we put together after the jump!
This post is part of our “Live Like A Genius” content series sponsored by Buick and the all-new 2010 LaCrosse.
Good news for you Porsche aficionados out there. Looks like Sagem and Porsche are teaming up again for a second version of their Porsche-Branded mobile phone. Carved out of aluminum and hand assembled in France, the sleek and sexy candy bar has all the goods under the hood except for 3G. Supposedly there is no demand for 3G amongst Sagem/Porsche customers. With the presumed future widespread availability of Wi-Fi for mobile Internet access, the designers opted to cut it out. Mmm. Other specs include:
- 2.8″ touchscreen with reinforced mineral glass
- 5 megapixel camera
- Built-in GPS receiver
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Built-in fingerprint reader
Available in France next month for a mere €600 ($875).