Within few years we are going to see hypercars from Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG. But it seems Porsche is not joining the launching bandwagon and said that they won’t be accelerating the development of the Porsche 918 successor. Oliver Blume, who is the brand’s global chief said in an interview to Motoring that new hypercar is not coming soon. Porsche 918 Spyder was launched in 2015 and had since become their flagship hypercar. Oliver reiterated that it is too soon to talk about the new Porsche 918 successor and we have to wait for five more years to discuss about it.
Porsche did confirm that we could see the successor of the 918 Spyder but the time frame was not revealed. If you look at the competitors, Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie will be seen by the end of this decade. An all-electric McLaren P1 successor would be joining the hypercars list by the year 2022. If one goes through the German automobile maker timeline, we might not see the Porsche 918 successor until 2025. Nonetheless, Oliver Blume welcomed the competition from Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Valkyrie and Project One comprises of powerful powertrains and is expected to have an output around 1000 horsepower. So the anticipated Porsche 918 successor will just as radical. Porsche 918 Spyder is powered with 4.6 liter V8 engine and uses two electric motors. The setup produces an output of 887 horsepower and top speed of 210 mph. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. There is no more news about this hypercar, but we will keep informing you if new reports surfaces online.