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    McLaren as a racing car manufacturer with no real road car history, find it difficult to follow a design path of their own. They have to experiment, as a result. Perhaps in a different colour with less contrasting black surfaces this design might look a liitle better.


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    Anyone knnow if the door mirrors are final? The ones on the private showing looks much better  IMO


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    Seems like they are final.... otherwise they wouldn't have been be in the brochure! I know, bugger!


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    Fabulous!

    Props to Futch!


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    Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nurburgring...

    ...turn up the volume... Smiley

    Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nurburgring -- Video Link 1

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    Porsche 918 Spyder on the road...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on the road -- Video Link 2

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    Porsche 918 Spyder on road test...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on road test -- Video Link 3

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    Porsche 918 Spyder on Nordschleife and road...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on Nordschleife and road -- Video Link 4

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    Thanks for the videos. I am disappointed by the noise, no way near as rich and creamy as the noise of the Carrera GT!
    Hopefully, it will be better next year or in real life.

     


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    996cal:

    Anyone knnow if the door mirrors are final? The ones on the private showing looks much better  IMO


    These mirrors are the biggest letdown of the whole design IMO. I had wished for those fantastic looking rear camera gadgets of the study. Smiley


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    Boxster Coupe GTS - well done, you always seem to find videos which elude the rest of us...kiss

     


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    The car #15 seems to have the Weissach package (see carbon roof), whilst the 03 seems to be the "normal" version. Whilst I would not choose the Weissach package liveries (if I was lucky enough to be in such a position), I do prefer the carbon roof. I think the 918 looks better without a roof, and the carbon roof seems to better "disguise" the roof line.


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    The exhaust on top seem to leave a lot of deposit on the rear deck. I wonder if this is a good idea.


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    Deposits? No problem.

    This is the type of car that will be washed and cleaned , after every outing.


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    Latest Dede Seward tweet: 

    Sometimes, words cannot describe a feeling. But in this case, a simple figure can. Nürburgring, Nordschleife. Car: 918 Spyder. Lap time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds. Any questions left?

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    Very good time, also we can see that they have driven the prototype... I think there is the space for even better perform.


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


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    From pictures - Rohrl.

     


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    Porsche 918 Spyder sets 7m 14s Nordschleife lap...

    (19 September 2012)

    The new Porsche 918 Spyder has set an official lap time of 7min 14sec around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, following a series of official tests with prototypes of the advanced new petrol-electric hybrid supercar at the famed German circuit this week.

    Although Porsche won't confirm who was driving the early version of the 918 Spyder at the time, it does say the best lap was achieved with a prototype boasting what it describes as an optional 'Weissach package' and on standard Michelin road tyres.
     
    Porsche is similarly tight-lipped on what the Weissach package includes, although it is rumoured that the go-faster kit comprises items such as upgraded brakes, six-point harnesses and a focus on saving weight wherever possible. The stereo and aircon system is believed to have been removed to save weight.
     
    “With a time of 7m 14s the 918 Spyder has confirmed the potential of its future-orientated driveline concept after just a few months of testing,” said Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder development.
     
    The official lap time for the 918 Spyder is among the fastest for a road legal car at the Nürburgring northern circuit, undercutting the fastest time of its predecessor, the Carrera GT, achieved back in 2004 by some 18sec.
     
    As well as confirming the 918 Spyder’s testing pace at the Nürburgring, Porsche has also revealed its hybrid driveline boasts an official 784bhp.
     
    Powering the new two seater is a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine loosely based on that used by the Porsche RS Spyder race car and a pair of electric motors mounted within the front axle assembly.
     
     
    Porsche-918-Spyder_Nurburgring-lap_01.jpg
     
    Porsche-918-Spyder_Nurburgring-lap_02.jpg
     
    Porsche-918-Spyder_Nurburgring-lap_03.jpg
     
    Porsche-918-Spyder_Nurburgring-lap_04.jpg
     
    Porsche-918-Spyder_Nurburgring-lap_05.jpg
     
     
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    Porsche 918 Spyder + Porsche 997 GT3-R on the Nurburgring...

    Porsche 918 Spyder + Porsche 997 GT3-R on the Nurburgring -- Video Link

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    Porsche 918 Spyder on track at Leipzig...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on track at Leipzig -- Video Link

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    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. 


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    It wouldnt average 3L on a 7'14lap if it was driven by Al Gore himself


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    lor:

    It wouldnt average 3L on a 7'14lap if it was driven by Al Gore himself

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    So does the 918 have every circuit in Europe in memory so that the cool right hand dial always shows your track position??   


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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. 

    It's lap time and weight are both very close to Nissan GT-R (but price is very different)

    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/2013-nissan-gt-r-s-nurburgring-lap-time-a-full-8-seconds-faster-than-its-predecessor-ar118...

    I was hoping the 918 would be much faster - this is also only 4 sec faster than 997 GT2RS official time.

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    I got huge amount of requests for 918 Spyder with Gulf livery, so I`ve decided to make quick render :)
    This render will be updated when I get base photos in full resolution. Feel free to give critiques before I make final render.



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    Looks great!


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    Grant:
    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. 

    It's lap time and weight are both very close to Nissan GT-R (but price is very different)

    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/2013-nissan-gt-r-s-nurburgring-lap-time-a-full-8-seconds-faster-than-its-predecessor-ar118...

    I was hoping the 918 would be much faster - this is also only 4 sec faster than 997 GT2RS official time.

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     Yes very good point Grant. I always assumed that because of the high weight, it would be great to achieve a similar time than the GT2RS, but the you're right, the Japs have already proved that. God the GTR is mighty. The LFA with Nurburg pack is even quicker I think.

    But hey, you can't drive over 1000 miles on a single tank with a GTR! Al Gore behind the wheel of a 918 can!Smiley

     


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    The 7.14 time is for the Weissach Version? 


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