Porsche boss says to forget about the hypercar without batteries.

In speaking with Top Gear, Porsche R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz has revealed that the 918 Spyder will never come with conventional power. There will not be a 918 Spyder Clubsport or RS model. Why? Hatz claims there is no need for it. The supercar’s hybrid systems are in fact integral to the car’s performance. Without hybrid support, says Hatz, the 918 Spyder would be five seconds slower around the Nurburgring even though the electric motors, battery cells and associated tech weigh in at a hefty 341 kg.

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