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    Adam R:
    Is this color an actual choice? I stumbled upon it somewhere.

    http://i.imgur.com/LlrXumKl.jpg
     

    Of course. Its Sapphire blue kiss


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    Is that black or very dark blue?


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    SportCarGroup:

    Is that black or very dark blue?

    Black Smiley


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    919 at Geneva.  incredible...DSC02993 919 Geneva.jpg


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    "Dear, there is a car trying to pass us…"DSC02991 919 front enc.jpg


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    I posted lots of pictures of this car in the Motorsport section.


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    Wonderbar:

    919 at Geneva.  incredible...

    Please dont hijack 918 thread with that hideous vehicle Smiley


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    looks like sales-trips indecision


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    75% of cars are sold

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    Here are some very nice shots of 918 Spyder in black....I cannot save the pictures, so here's the link:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rgt3/with/12910152053

     


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    I am wondering is there any tuner prepared for 918 modification. Could we see 1000hp 918 from some tuner (like RUF maybe) 


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    I hope not - but in these days there are tuners out there putting a turbo on anything....


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    with the new GT3's  problems with " old tech " , it's a brave or foolish 918 owner who will offer up his car  to a " tuner "  right now.

    blowing up an overtuned engine is one thing, melting wiring or getting electrocuted is quite another , lol, from some of the internet posts about changing out wiring or boosting / hacking current capcity on the 918, P1, LaFerrari.


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    MKW:

    blowing up an overtuned engine is one thing, getting electrocuted is quite another , lol.

    I understand your point, but I am looking forward to see what RUF can offer when it comes to hybrid model like 918 is. They have a lot of experience with electric powered cars already Smiley


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    Milanno:
    MKW:

    blowing up an overtuned engine is one thing, getting electrocuted is quite another , lol.

    I understand your point, but I am looking forward to see what RUF can offer when it comes to hybrid model like 918 is. They have a lot of experience with electric powered cars already Smiley

    until Porsche/VW group gets a handle on its current Tier 1 supplier problems, no one should be modding any new  Porsche right now if it interacts in any way with the engine/ drivetrain, IMO


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    MKW:

    until Porsche/VW group gets a handle on its current Tier 1 supplier problems, no one should be modding any new  Porsche right now if it interacts in any way with the engine/ drivetrain, IMO

    Can you share more information regarding that issue Smiley


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    http://www.gaports.com/Media/PressReleases/tabid/379/xmmid/1097/xmid/9195/xmview/2/Default.aspx

     

    First shipment of 918 has arrived at the US.


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    In this photo provided by the Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Brunswick General Manager of Operations Bill Dawson, right, Port of Brunswick Global Manager, Bill Jakubsen, center right, Porsche's Manager of Vehicle Logistics and Port Operations Justin Newell, center left, and Porsche Production Manager David Burkhalter, left, stand near the first shipment of Porsche 918 Spyder automobile at the the Georgia Ports Authority Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Brunswick, Ga. The German-manufactured cars, which retail at prices starting at $845,000, are headed to U.S. markets across the Southeast. (AP Photo/Georgia Ports Authority, Stephen Morton) Associated Press

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    Wow, the angle from which we see the car on the left is really awesome!
    Whoopsy, you must be getting so excited, aren't you?


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    This information is quite surprising, as high level Porsche officials in Geneva said first customer  cars to the U.S. would  not arrive until early May.  Officials said that even the first customer 918s for the world market were just coming off the line and were headed to Porsche family members and Qatar investors.  

    Perhaps the cars in the photo are headed to dealers, not customers?


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    Wonderbar:

    This information is quite surprising, as high level Porsche officials in Geneva said first customer  cars to the U.S. would  not arrive until early May.  Officials said that even the first customer 918s for the world market were just coming off the line and were headed to Porsche family members and Qatar investors.  

    Perhaps the cars in the photo are headed to dealers, not customers?

    Yes, these are final spec demonstrator cars, which have to generate more sales. They will participate this weekend's Amelia Island Concourse in Florida, as their first stop in US.

    Actual deliveries start end of April, early May.

     


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    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=29516


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    Milanno:

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=29516

     Ouch! 


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    This is a thoughtful, and fair, article by CH.  As a pure "driver's car" the P1 may be more exciting, and its styling is extraordinarily unique.  

    In Geneva, and elsewhere recently, I have been able to compare these two super cars in some detail.  Some impressions:

    1.  While truly exciting and unique, the P1 design has a hint of "kit car" fragility about it.  The body gaps are evident, and unless the car has a monochrome exterior, the differentiation between the body color and the under parts (bumpers, spoilers, for example) emphasizes a "pieced together" look.  For example, i was able to study a bright blue P1 on the street next to a dark grey example, and the dark grey example was immensely more pleasing and integrated.

    2.  The 918 styling is more brutal, more solid, more evocative of well engineered endurance race cars.  It has a stronger, more powerful appearance, and the interior is far more refined, even luxurious.  On the other hand, one could say that the 918 is more of an evolution of the Carrera GT, while the P1 and its predecessor the MP4 12C are more unique and striking.  Overall, I think the two cars reflect their manufacturers' racing history and approach.  The P! is born from McLaren's F1 history, and is a lightening quick sprinter; the 918 is born of Porsche's dedication to endurance racing and reliability.

    3.  As a small company(2000 employees or so), McLaren is doing well, and is producing cars with extraordinary appeal and performance. it has also provided attentive customer service, and its cars are far more user friendly than the exceptional styling would indicate.  Porsche both benefits from, and is hampered by, its extensive product range, but clearly Porsche has far greater resources at hand for research and development.  Porsche is determined to achieve its "Intelligent Performance" goal in its racing and street cars, and this determination and accompanying resources should give the 918 buyer great confidence. 

    4.  Anyone fortunate enough to own either (or both) of these cars, should be extraordinarily proud.  The cars are different and exquisite on their own terms.  Comparisons, while perhaps interesting to read, are really beside the point.  


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    Pretty well said.

    Maybe I might add #5. -- Unlike Porsche which has a bigger budget, McLaren is confined by it's financial status to build on the 12C platform. Imagine if McLaren has the resources to really build a bespoke halo car from the ground up, it will be closer to the F1 than the 12C.

     


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