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    Re: 918 latest news

    Thanks for the additional info... Smiley

    If I would (or better: could Smiley) order a 918, I would take the Martini Racing (with number 13 though, if possible) design. I can't help it, this just looks perfect.


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    The least successful part of the 918 is the front.

    The intakes and the general impression resemble the 360 Modena, a car that came out in 1999 i.e. previous century.


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    Does anyone know the function of the small hump above the center of the windshield of the Martini mule?


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    Although Porsche refuses to confirm it, I think a true lightweight version with no electric drive and only RWD should be built with even better performance.


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    that is one sick car......


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    Thanks for the great pics...


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    The biggest disappointment is the weight regardless of the performance. It makes the CGT look like the purer more rewarding drive. 


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    Futch:

    Holy crap, that's honestly barely believable!

    7'14, 1665kgs, 3l/100. Those numbers shoud NOT refer to the same car! How do they do it??? That's just ridiculous. 

    Isn´t the miraculous fuel consumption in EU-Cycle based on the fact, it starts with fully charged batteries and exploit them throughout the whole not so long test ?

    What kind of fuel consumption can we expect on a longer run on Autobahn (say 300km) with speeds in 200-300km/h range ? Electric engines with their recuperation will regain some energy given away by braking, but I would still expect 15-25l/100km with this kind of usage.


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    It is a fabulous looking car though the front end could and should revised. It does  not seem to fit with the futuristic look of the rest of the car. Also, the racing versions and decals clearly detract from the beauty of the car. The car looks much better without them.

    Futch, I feel and enjoy your excitement. I haven't felt that way about a car in a couple of years.


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    BiTurbo:

    Spec ? tires ? driver ? weight ? etc.... kiss

    Weissach package and on standard Michelin road tires.

    http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/autosblog.aspx?feat=a4404c00-98a6-4f8e-b0c3-65f6c0cff3a1


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    Porsche 918 Spyder attracting a good amount of attention...

    Porsche 918 Spyder attracting a good amount of attention -- Video Link

    Smiley SmileySmiley


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    Spyderidol:
    BiTurbo:

    Spec ? tires ? driver ? weight ? etc.... kiss

    Weissach package and on standard Michelin road tires.

    http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/autosblog.aspx?feat=a4404c00-98a6-4f8e-b0c3-65f6c0cff3a1

    and it's not only that... this car is only at the beginning of development. Can anyone anticipate what could happen in a year's time! SmileySmiley


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    Itsme:

    Does anyone know the function of the small hump above the center of the windshield of the Martini mule?

    Seems to be a suction cup for the camera.


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    dxpetrov:
    Spyderidol:
    BiTurbo:

    Spec ? tires ? driver ? weight ? etc.... kiss

    Weissach package and on standard Michelin road tires.

    http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/autosblog.aspx?feat=a4404c00-98a6-4f8e-b0c3-65f6c0cff3a1

    and it's not only that... this car is only at the beginning of development. Can anyone anticipate what could happen in a year's time! SmileySmiley

    I would think they are pretty close to the end of development if they would already have a 58 page brochure full of specs and optional equipment. Now, the 7:14 time is for a prototype, therefore not the time for an official production car. I'm sure once the car is totally out of development and in full production, they'll be able to pull off an even faster time.


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    boytronic:

    The biggest disappointment is the weight regardless of the performance. It makes the CGT look like the purer more rewarding drive. 

    But any 918 owner should already own a CGT.  I you wake up feeling the world is ending, drive the 918; if the world looks like its getting better, drive the CGT... kiss 


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    Anyone know the numbers for the Euro Millions lottery tonight? Seriously hankering after one of these....


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    I found this interesting additional info, regarding the Ring time:

    *The car had the Weissach package. 
    *Porsche had one lap to set a time.
    *Time was set from a standstill start.
    *One of the fastest times set by a street leagl car on standard road going tires.


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    Wow, the 918 is unreal, thanks for posting all this news Futch. blush ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.

    When silver hits $400 an ounce I place my order for one in liquid metal blue, by that time I'm sure I will have already seen the pics of bridggar's 918 and read his driving report. indecision ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page. wink ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.


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    Can I just ask what is that thing that opens up in the back ? 


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    boytronic:

    The biggest disappointment is the weight regardless of the performance. It makes the CGT look like the purer more rewarding drive. 

    Since I own a Panamera Turbo S, I don't really care about weight anymore. Porsche apparently has the technical knowhow to make a heavy car drive like a light one. I don't care how they do it, there are a couple of theories here (no kidding, many are asking the same question) but as long as the car delivers, I'm sold.

    Reducing weight on street legal production cars is always a compromise regarding cost and safety, I'm glad Porsche found another way.

    Regarding the fuel consumption: With me on the steering wheel, this car will eat by far more fuel than 3 l / 100 km and I also think that 6-8 l / 100 km wouldn't be enough, by far. Smiley  Still...impressive numbers for such a product.


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    pxaxh:

    Can I just ask what is that thing that opens up in the back ? 

    I think thats just the cover at the rear deck, looks like they took it off and placed it there while they were checking something. I doubt it'll open that way in the production version. 


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    RC:

    Reducing weight on street legal production cars is always a compromise regarding cost and safety, I'm glad Porsche found another way.

    Wasn't there an explanation of how  the Nissan GT-R's heavy weight helps its track times?


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    reginos:
    RC:

    Reducing weight on street legal production cars is always a compromise regarding cost and safety, I'm glad Porsche found another way.

    Wasn't there an explanation of how  the Nissan GT-R's heavy weight helps its track times?


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    Yes, it is a good laugh when Mizuno tries to explain this Smiley

    You don't have to be a physicist to understand that high weight is a disadvantage. No matter how well engineered the car is. Not seen many 2 ton F1 cars Smiley


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    RC:

    Reducing weight on street legal production cars is always a compromise regarding cost and safety, I'm glad Porsche found another way.

    Hm Smiley You get both cost and weight with the Panamera Smiley

     

     


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    pxaxh:

    Can I just ask what is that thing that opens up in the back ? 

    Smiley SmileySmiley



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    bluelines:
    reginos:
    RC:

    Reducing weight on street legal production cars is always a compromise regarding cost and safety, I'm glad Porsche found another way.

    Wasn't there an explanation of how  the Nissan GT-R's heavy weight helps its track times?


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    Yes, it is a good laugh when Mizuno tries to explain this Smiley

    You don't have to be a physicist to understand that high weight is a disadvantage. No matter how well engineered the car is. Not seen many 2 ton F1 cars Smiley

     

    I still believe there is a good balance between a car's weight and mechanical grip (e.g. road tire's contact patch) to increase the traction for better handling.  

    Take Caparo T1 for example.  In theory, this car should be faster than almost all of road cars out there, however it is not, simply because you cannot get enough traction into the road legal tires without downforce in low speed corners.


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    Wonder if there is another surprise from Porsche under the cover next to the 918


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