Crown

Board: Porsche - Carrera GT / 918 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: 918 latest news

    Scan from Christophorus magazine (sorry for crappy quality)

    Scanned at 18-08-2013 17-45 copy.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    1376838061541Untitled-1.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    1376838505341Untitled-1.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    They can also be viewed here:

    http://www.porsche.com/germany/accessoriesandservices/n18/currentissue/

    Download the Article named "Showtime".


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    reginos:

    They can also be viewed here:

    http://www.porsche.com/germany/accessoriesandservices/n18/currentissue/

    Download the Article named "Showtime".

    Great! Thanks Smiley

    Porsche-Download-2.jpgPorsche-Download-3.jpgPorsche-Download-5.jpgPorsche-Download-1.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    Whoopsy:

    That is liquid metal. But it really looks like meteor grey too :)

    Is there more than one liquid color?


    Re: 918 latest news

    Yes, this one and one more that's is with a hint of blue. The bluish one feels like GT Silver with a hint of light light blue, like someone mistakenly dripped a couple drops of blue into a can of GT silver. 


    Re: 918 latest news

    Whoopsy:

    Yes, this one and one more that's is with a hint of blue. The bluish one feels like GT Silver with a hint of light light blue, like someone mistakenly dripped a couple drops of blue into a can of GT silver. 

    In other words... A more expensive looking Rhodium silver with more depth in it ;)  am I correct?


    --

    I'm just another female petrolhead :)

     


    Re: 918 latest news

    SuzyF:
    Whoopsy:

    Yes, this one and one more that's is with a hint of blue. The bluish one feels like GT Silver with a hint of light light blue, like someone mistakenly dripped a couple drops of blue into a can of GT silver. 

    In other words... A more expensive looking Rhodium silver with more depth in it ;)  am I correct?

     

    Hmm. 

    From the sample panel, it's not quite rhodium silver. A more accurate description would be like the Mercedes Diamond Silver, but with the hue more towards blue than green.

    Truth is, the 2 liquid metal colours are quite disappointing. They are almost like any other factory colours, nothing really special to them. I mean, for 64k, they should have add some metal flakes like the McLaren volcano colours, or has a deep definition like the special DuPoint candy apple red. 

    When we first open the sample box, the 2 liquid metal panels were on top, I asked the manager is that the liquid metal,  his first answer was no that's meteor grey. He sells Porsche for a living and see Porsche's paint everyday and he can't tell the difference at first glance. That's how bad the 2 special paint are.


    Re: 918 latest news

    I think you're absolutely right. Although both are nice colors, for that amount of money you expect something very special. I've seen that candy apple red paint from Dupont and that is something special indeed. A missed oppertunity for Porsche I think....

    On the other hand, no matter what color, this car looks good in almost every color IMO. Best design since the CGT and personally I think it is even better.


    --

    I'm just another female petrolhead :)

     


    Re: 918 latest news

    I think the car needs to be seen in particular color in complete. Samples are not enough to show the colour effect.

    Re: 918 latest news

    porsche-918-spyder-c288817082013005707_3.jpgporsche-918-spyder-c288817082013005707_2.jpgporsche-918-spyder-c288817082013005707_1.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    That silver looks really nice.  Anyone wanna guess which one it is?


    Re: 918 latest news

    IMO the colour for this car is Silver. It highlights all the intricacies of this exquisite design.

    Even some normal silver if the liquid silver is found too expensive. However, if someone can afford to pay so much for a car, what is another xxxxx EUR or USD for the bespoke colour? Liquid silver is the defining colour for the 918.


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    reginos:

    IMO the colour for this car is Silver. It highlights all the intricacies of this exquisite design.

    Even some normal silver if the liquid silver is found too expensive. However, if someone can afford to pay so much for a car, what is another xxxxx EUR or USD for the bespoke colour? Liquid silver is the defining colour for the 918.

    Well lets see. If I was about to drop about 1MM on a car I know I´d  have to sweeten the deal for my segnificant other so 65,000 could buy a brand new Cayman to give as as ¨Hey honey I bought you a new car ! ... Also I bought myself a new one and it´s going to cost me 1MM¨ That would be my strategy instead of liquid metal color. 


    Re: 918 latest news

    Hmmm. Once you introduce wives, matters relating to expensive cars (and other things that men like) become complicated.

    What if the buyer is single, then. Should he spend the extra for the Liquid colour?


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    Good point. I guess it depends way too much on the person, I'd say colour is one of the most (if not the most) subjective aspect of buying a new car. The thought process behind such a choice is very hard to comprehend sometimes, even more so then the money is such a huge aspect of it like in the case of 918 colours. 


    Re: 918 latest news

    it reminds me to my story where I told a guy who has a 918 on order that there seems to be a color THAT expensive and how mad people must be to order that - on which he calmly replied that he did angry....... - but if I am not mistaken it's not only a color but a much harder paint where you get less chips etc - I am sure whoopsy knows more....


    Re: 918 latest news

    It's suppose to be a more special paint mix and process as I was told. But nothing was said about more durable. However, there is a 'paint protection' option and it's a plastic wrap


    Re: 918 latest news

    Last Sunday at Pebble Beach....1377034967912918.jpg


    Re: 918 latest news

    Looks like Porsche is doing 918 test drives next month to drum up business. Just got this from my dealer:

    NYC area, Monticello Motor Club, September 12-15 Washington DC area, FedEx Field, September 18-19 Atlanta area, Atlanta Motorsports Park, September 21-22 South Florida, Homestead International Speedway, September 25-27 Houston area, Motorsports Ranch, October 1-3 Los Angeles area, The Thermal Club, October 8-11 Times: 9am to noon; 12:30pm to 3:30pm; 4pm to 7pm Included elements: 918 Spyder drive, 911 and Panamera S E-Hybrid drive; configuration session


    Re: 918 latest news

    964C2:

    Last Sunday at Pebble Beach....1377034967912918.jpg

    I like this colour. Light enough to define the styling intricacies but also warm.

    Is it from the 911 palette, or something else?


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    reginos:
    964C2:

    Last Sunday at Pebble Beach....1377034967912918.jpg

    I like this colour. Light enough to define the styling intricacies but also warm.

    Is it from the 911 palette, or something else?

    It looks like a liquid metal color , giving more depth to the paint and specially giving the change of shapes  much more consistence .


    --

     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: 918 latest news

    Whoopsy:

    Looks like Porsche is doing 918 test drives next month to drum up business. Just got this from my dealer:

    NYC area, Monticello Motor Club, September 12-15 Washington DC area, FedEx Field, September 18-19 Atlanta area, Atlanta Motorsports Park, September 21-22 South Florida, Homestead International Speedway, September 25-27 Houston area, Motorsports Ranch, October 1-3 Los Angeles area, The Thermal Club, October 8-11 Times: 9am to noon; 12:30pm to 3:30pm; 4pm to 7pm Included elements: 918 Spyder drive, 911 and Panamera S E-Hybrid drive; configuration session

    PCNA is after me pretty aggressively to attend one of those test drives.  I could only manage (maybe) to go to Houston or Palm Springs (Thermal) because of other commitments.  If my buddy John Lewis is working one of those two, I might just have to make room on my calendar Smiley


    --

    Mike

    Carrera GT + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T + GT3 RS 4.0


    Re: 918 latest news

    Porsche 918 6.jpgPorsche 918 5.jpgPorsche 918 9.jpgPorsche 918 7.jpgPorsche 918 2.jpgPorsche 918 1.jpgPorsche 918 10.jpgPorsche 918 4.jpgPorsche 918 3.jpg


    --


    Re: 918 latest news

    kiss I like it a lot 

    Even the Weissach package is disguised and looks inoffensive compared to other pictures of it  I've seen.


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    Simply stunning!


    --


    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: 918 latest news

    I love it!


    Re: 918 latest news

    Anyone knows the name for this colour?


    --

    "Form follows function"


    Re: 918 latest news

    reginos:

    Anyone knows the name for this colour?

    Liquid Silver Metallic.


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 9/21/17 2:18 AM
    watt
    245919 1556
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 9/22/17 8:17 AM
    DJM48
    176851 2813
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/22/17 8:37 AM
    Boyko23
    44710 745
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 8/17/17 3:28 PM
    Whoopsy
    36583 343
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 7/24/17 11:49 AM
    RCA
    21786 136
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 8/23/17 1:00 PM
    RCA
    16124 235
    Porsche Sticky Next Cayenne generation approaching fast... (2018) 9/1/17 3:15 AM
    turbolite
    7088 59
    Porsche 918 latest news 6/26/17 5:09 PM
    GaussM
    529217 5570
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 9/22/17 8:39 AM
    RCA
    422420 5512
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 2016 Porsche Carrera 911 [991.2] Facelift 3/24/17 12:49 PM
    RCA
    244372 1382
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/21/17 11:34 AM
    KMM
    237973 2493
    Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 3/15/17 10:40 PM
    noone1
     
     
     
     
     
    225561 737
    Porsche Cayman GT4 9/20/17 7:01 AM
    BjoernB
    196246 2363
    Porsche 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed 7/3/17 2:04 PM
    RCA
    169588 1699
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 7/6/17 9:52 AM
    911tts
    153674 1047
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 5/12/17 12:53 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    152521 861
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 3/14/17 8:25 PM
    DaveGordon
    128522 1160
    Porsche 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed 3/7/17 11:47 AM
    RCA
    118046 1651
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 9/21/17 4:58 PM
    kingjr9000
    117762 2443
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 9/11/17 9:24 AM
    RCA
    103517 1254
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 1/22/17 7:32 AM
    BiTurbo
     
     
     
     
     
    103261 801
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 7/18/17 9:22 PM
    beltar
    100993 688
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 9/22/17 8:18 AM
    RCA
    97642 1788
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 6/14/17 3:19 PM
    Topspeed
    77627 689
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 718 Boxster (2016) 8/4/17 1:41 PM
    dreamcar
    75483 669
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 7/10/17 2:36 PM
    RCA
    73692 861
    Porsche Porsche 991.2 Carrera S (Facelift) - Short Driving Report 11/16/16 9:20 PM
    DaveC
    69302 273
    Porsche 991 GTS 4/3/17 4:27 PM
    bluelines
    61998 247
    Porsche OFFICIAL: Cayenne (958) Facelift 2014 3/2/17 4:22 PM
    RCA
    59127 163
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 (facelift) Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S 3/30/17 7:33 PM
    Carlos from SpainM
    54274 131
    387 items found, displaying 1 to 30.