What's Wrong With This Picture: The Porsche CAFE Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture the porsche cafe edition

Who’s afraid of t he 2016 CAFE standard ramp-up? Not the gas-electric hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder Concept. With 0-60 in 3.2 seconds from a racing-derived V8, and an extra 218 hp of electric power, the 918 Spyder could theoretically get 78 mpg, according to Porsche [full release at Egmcartech]. Just try not to think what all that racing-derived goodness would cost new.

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  • Ken Magalnik Ken Magalnik on Mar 02, 2010

    Now if they just sell like hotcakes at a colony of hotcake addicts in the middle of a hotcake shortage, porsche can keep on selling cars in the US. Remember, the average MPG is sale weighed, so it's not enough to build a very fuel efficient car, you have to sell them, and this thing will not be cheap. So either porsche is doing this for PR reasons, so that they can claim to be trying, or they will have to sell them at a loss, and try to recoup it with higher prices on their other cars.

  • Scorched Earth Scorched Earth on Mar 02, 2010

    If they keep the price below $10 and >200mpg, I'm sold.

  • Parkave231 Collector's Edition hood ornament or GTFO.
  • Dave M. Once again Mustang remains solely on the throne. But obviously the day of the ponycar has long passed....
  • Art Vandelay The car so nice they killed it…twice
  • Ryan The hybrid EX model lists at about CAD$39,000 in Canada, including delivery charges. No Premium package is available for it here.
  • Golden2husky A great driver's car let down by down right dangerous visibility - in any version. Had the Camaro had a qulity interior and acceptable visibility we'd have one in our driveway as my wife loves the way they look and drive.