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    wedouglas:

     

    All exotics have a ton of street presence. It's not a question of whether it's good looking or not. Maybe it's just me, but I want some level of surprise if I'm spending nearly $1M. It's like having all your Chirstmas presents under the tree a year in advance, unwrapped, and listening to all the other kids at school tell you what they're like. Now imagine they are under the tree for 4 years and you walk past them every fucking morning on the way out the front door. It's like seeing Star Wars IV, V, and VI for the first time in 2013 -- still awesome, but not anywhere near as awesome as it would have been had you saw them in the theater before the world was flooded with SW stuff.

    I don't want to know how it sounds, how it looks in a bunch of colors, how it rides, how it works. I don't want to have the car studied in depth ad nauseum in the media for year prior to me getting it. I want my experience to be something new and unique.

    Now, I don't always have that luxury because I have limits as to how much I'm willing to spend on a car, and as such that might mean waiting a year or two. It's a trade off. And I don't think everything warrants such an experience. That said, I'm spending one million fucking dollars. There is no trade-offs for a car that price.

    Maybe that's just me, but I gotta believe there were a lot of interested people in 2010 who have little to no interest anymore. The amount of damage done to the car just by the press and public constantly talking about things like battery weight and exhaust sound is immense. They'd be sold out if they said absolutely nothing about the car and let no one anywhere near it.

    And from a business stand point, it was terrible. It's no wonder they are having trouble selling them.

    Show a sweet car, tell everyone it will have 918hp with fancy hybrid kers-like systems and cutting edge technology. Tell them it's $1M. That's it. Take orders, deliver cars within a year. No one would question anything about it. It's a $1M limited edition Porche -- everyone will assume it will be unbelievable and amazing looking.

    That's it really. That's all Porsche had to do. Instead they gave people 4 years to let them lose interest and or find reasons not to buy one. 

    Now, I was probably never going to buy one in the first place, but I remember when the concept debuted I thought it was amazing. Now I've lost a lot of interest. I don't think I'm the only one and I'm sure there are a lot of potential buyers who have also experienced a degree of waning interest in the car. Even with special cars like this, interest fades over time.

    wedouglas I agree 100% with you, Porsche has ruin big time the passion an anxiety an exotic like this should offer to the potential buyers and general Porsche devoted lovers. 

    J.Seven


    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    I thought the same until I actually saw a 918 for the first time. Just wait and see... 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    RC,

    what about the rumoured additional power bump to 918 h.p.? Do we have to wait for a surprise? smiley


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    Boyko23:

    RC,

    what about the rumoured additional power bump to 918 h.p.? Do we have to wait for a surprise? smiley

    I haven't heard anything anymore, maybe for the IAA? Smiley


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    The world just ins't futuristic and sterile enough yet for a white 918. Definitely not the best color.


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    On the second photo you can see rss, what does it mean?
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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    kudryavchik:
    On the second photo you can see rss, what does it mean?

    This is the watermark of the photographer (it is in ALL his photos).


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    RC:
    kudryavchik:
    On the second photo you can see rss, what does it mean?

    This is the watermark of the photographer (it is in ALL his photos).

    Thanks! Was watching from smartphone, so didn't see the watermarks on all the photos.Smiley


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    I'm wondering what those cops are doing........Smiley


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    That white one is I believe already a production version or close to it.

    The finishing strip on top of the rear lights has been applied and the engine cover screen extends all the way back. 


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    What is that little dam in between the rear wing stands? Does that move up and down as well?


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    Haha thanks, that one looks like my future carkiss


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    The rims looks stunning


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    Whoopsy, you're going to be in Frankfurt when the 918 will be revealed?


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    Unfortunately no. 


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    You think Porsche will show the car on the first public day at IAA?


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    SportCarGroup:

    You think Porsche will show the car on the first public day at IAA?

    Why not? There is nothing "secret" anymore. I would however try the press days, much less crowded.


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    I know, but I have no chance to get there at these dates, the only day I ripped of from my schedule is 14.9

     

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    Sorry to hear that. I cannot go at all (school vacation ends and a lot of work awaits me). surprise


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    RC:

    Sorry to hear that. I cannot go at all (school vacation ends and a lot of work awaits me). surprise

    Thats how it looked in 2011 Smiley

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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    Kind of a nitpicky complaint here...does anyone else feel that the green calipers are too close in color to the yellow of the PCCBs?


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    SportCarGroup:

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    Smiley


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    I think we need to start seeing this car without rearwing raised to really appreciate it's design.

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    Adam R:

    Kind of a nitpicky complaint here...does anyone else feel that the green calipers are too close in color to the yellow of the PCCBs?

    Green is green and yellow is yellow. Not sure I understand the problem and no, they look different.

    Also, according to my information, the PCCB front disc and caliper is the same used on the 991 Turbo and GT3.


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    Adam R:

    Kind of a nitpicky complaint here...does anyone else feel that the green calipers are too close in color to the yellow of the PCCBs?


    I don't think so. But IMO green looks a bit weird and it doesn't go together well with the orange of the indicator. Smiley


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    Yes, that stupid orange... sad

    Otherwise, the black car looks stunning with the green calipers.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    RC:

    Yes, that stupid orange... sad

    Otherwise, the black car looks stunning with the green calipers.


    And European cars won't show orange indicators... Smiley


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