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Old 08-18-2012, 03:19 PM
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Porsche 918 Spyder 2013-2015

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918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design

Stuttgart. Driving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder are entering the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test programme for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 20.8 km long challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife race circuit. After all, a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative super sports car with a plug-in hybrid drive.

The 918 Spyder combines a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric drives at the rear and front axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency. The system power of all three drives together is 770 hp. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is forecast to be only around three litres per 100 km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km. The monocoque, consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), reduces the car’s weight and delivers remarkable rigidity and precision. Other highlights are the car’s fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and “top pipes” exhaust system which routes the pipes upwards. All of this makes the Porsche 918 Spyder a super sports car for the future, even though the styling of the prototypes is reminiscent of historical models.

The latest test vehicle is now turning laps in the legendary Martini® Racing look of many historic Porsche race cars, particularly from the 1970s. More than nearly any other race car design, the Martini® Racing look quickly attained cult status in those times and is still in vogue today. Martini® was already the official partner of the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978. Back then, the attractively designed “Martini® Porsche” race cars with their numerous victories were a centre of conversation. These victories included finishing first overall at Targa-Florio in 1973, winning the Sports Car World Championship in 1976 and overall victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977. As early as 1971, a Porsche 917 finished first in the legendary endurance race in Le Mans with the support of Martini®. Whether a Porsche 908, 917, 935 or 936 or one of various 911 RS or RSR models, common to all of these race cars was the memorable Martini® Racing design implemented in a wide variety of forms.

Now, a new edition of this successful partnership is making the Martini® Racing design exclusively available to the innovative 918 Spyder. Porsche AG and the Martini® brand, represented by Bacardi & Company Limited of Switzerland, have once again signed a partnership agreement to make this possible.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:22 PM
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It has its exhaust on top of its engine?
That's a new feature on a roadcar.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:41 PM
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The added downforce is at least .1. Wonder why they added the 917 to the press release.
More detailed pic. Porsche 918 Spyder - High Resolution Image (11 of 12)
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:40 PM
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The added downforce is at least .1. Wonder why they added the 917 to the press release.
More detailed pic. Porsche 918 Spyder - High Resolution Image (11 of 12)
Prolly to show the look similarities between the two, the headlights are kinda shaped the same and the liveries are both Martini. Also maybe because 918 is the next number after 917?
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:28 PM
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THE PORSCHE 918 SPYDER: A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY
16/05/13 from Porsche
  • Innovative 887 hp plug-in hybrid super sports car uses pedigree motorsport technology to deliver maximum performance with minimum fuel consumption
  • Mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine and two electric motors with lithium-ion batteries combine to deliver 0-62 mph in 2.8 secs, 211 mph top speed, plus approx. 85 mpg and 79 g/km CO2 (NEDC)
  • Independent all-wheel drive offers traction and driving dynamics benefits
  • Priced from 781,155 Euro – ‘Weissach’ package 853,155 Euro
  • The gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future

They released this press release just a few days ago, but the pictures are from 2012 ??
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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where is the variant without all the battery crap?
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:16 PM
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where is the variant without all the battery crap?
Sadly none existent, although Porsche seems adamant the car is quicker with all the extra weight and power than without it ...
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Could somebody fix the title? It's "Spyder", not "Sypder"

Last official prototype picture:
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:09 AM
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Porsche 918 Spyder - final car #1
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Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:56 PM
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Those panel gaps are quite large on the front bumpers...
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:55 AM
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For anyone interested, here's a walk around of the car.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:30 PM
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Jay Leno drives the 918.

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Saw this beautiful 'chrome blue' one at Amelia Island which was optioned up to a price of 1.1 million. Really a great looking car and has a great presence.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:10 PM
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Porsche 918 Production Car- some shots are of the Weissach pack.
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