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    blufoxx:

    That 918 in black looks fantastic!

    I'm still trying to decide what would be the best color on the 918, liquid metal silver, dark blue, solid black or metallic black.  I have a March 2015 build for early June delivery.

    Spec details that I'm sure of:

    Black leather interior with silver pipping, magnesium wheels, all interior carbon fiber package, carbon fiber roof and mirrors (regardless of exterior color)...

     

    Hi blufoxxx,

    Congrats on ordering one of the best sports car of this generation. :)

    That's near the end of production run. You sure you can wait that long? haha. Initially I had ask for a build date around those time too, but I am too excited about the car so I moved up to 2014 summer, then now again to early 2014.

    Don't forget to order the axle lifter !!


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    That black looks blue at times and grey at others. Is it really just standard black?

    Also, you can't always judge a photo to be correct. Might not look anything like that in real life. I am certain some of those highlights are way off.


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    nberry:

    I guess some think there should be an asterisk next to the 918 Ring time.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276273923452640

    Oh, god, why do I always read the comments?  A few of them are painfully dumb. 


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    Whoopsy:
    blufoxx:

    That 918 in black looks fantastic!

    I'm still trying to decide what would be the best color on the 918, liquid metal silver, dark blue, solid black or metallic black.  I have a March 2015 build for early June delivery.

    Spec details that I'm sure of:

    Black leather interior with silver pipping, magnesium wheels, all interior carbon fiber package, carbon fiber roof and mirrors (regardless of exterior color)...

     

    Hi blufoxxx,

    Congrats on ordering one of the best sports car of this generation. :)

    That's near the end of production run. You sure you can wait that long? haha. Initially I had ask for a build date around those time too, but I am too excited about the car so I moved up to 2014 summer, then now again to early 2014.

    Don't forget to order the axle lifter !!

    Thanks mate :)

    I may move my build date to get an earlier delivery, but I would be taking a delivery of another car that would keep me entertained till the 918 arrives. I can't wait to hear your full feedback after you get you car.

    I will certainly make sure to get the axle lift !


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    918 black in motion.jpgI'm really falling so much for the black! Can anyone identify if this is solid or metallic black


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    I am 99% sure this is metallic black, not from this particular picture but from the one showing the rear and see how it looks, my Turbo S is metallic black and when it's a bit dirty it looks exactly the same. Plus, solid black is not as reflective on the clean surfaces. The colour temperature is quite wrong on all of them but it's not too bad to identify.

    @Blufoxx: apart from the lifter, you might consider adding the electric heater, as it will be the only source of heating in the car if the v8 doesn't fire up and get up to operating temperature. Also, check all the freebie options, including the ugly cup holder. Don't worry, it's removable so you don't have to have it there if you don't want to. If you don't order carbon floor mats, the one that comes with the car will be straight black with no borders, i.e. no contrasting colour edging. The painted key option is up to you, I ordered it as it will come with acid green trims on the leather carrying case to match my interior. The no cost option seat pad is an extra padding piece that goes to the outside edge of the carbon finer bucket seat. Depending on how you set your seat, when you get in you may or may not bump your ass on the hard carbon seat edge, this piece is to pad that part. Interestingly, it's an option suggested by customers, Porsche wasn't plan on doing it until a bunch of people mentioned that they want some padding there.  It's a no cost option so why not. 

     


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    blufoxx:

    918 black in motion.jpgI'm really falling so much for the black! Can anyone identify if this is solid or metallic black

    This car in black is just outstanding! It is the best color (IMO) to match with the acid green brakes. 


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    blufoxx:
    Whoopsy:
    Joost:

    Whoopsy, you must be so psyched! Can imagine the anticipation must be killing you by now!

    Great find btw, been looking for black 918 photos for a while. Looks stunning, I take it this strengthens you in your decision?

    Cheers Joost

     

    Hard to say. Dark blue metallic almost matches the reflections too. But it's just light enough that the black carbon exterior bits won't disappear so I might have to add all the exterior carbon parts. 

    Congrats mate! I'm in Toronto btw, maybe we will catch up sometime.

    Would love to hear what color you end up going for.

    Welcome from one Toronto guy to another! 

    I have to say the dark blue is by far my favorite colour on the car. Dark enough to get the highlights like from the black but different, subtle and really classy.I haven't heard of anyone doing bare carbon on the 918 but Whoopsy would know much better than me. 


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    Spyderidol:
    blufoxx:

    918 black in motion.jpgI'm really falling so much for the black! Can anyone identify if this is solid or metallic black

    This car in black is just outstanding! It is the best color (IMO) to match with the acid green brakes. 

    Indeed. Smiley Now this started me thinking about the color choice for my Turbo S. Maybe black would have been nice(r). Hmm. Smiley


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    Is it possible to spec red or yellow brake calipers instead of this acid green?

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    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 


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    Whoopsy:

    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 

    Even if you pay additional 200K for that??? Smiley


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    SportCarGroup:
    Whoopsy:

    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 

    Even if you pay additional 200K for that??? Smiley

    If you're willing to pay 200K for calliper color then the 918 isn't the car for you. 


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    Enmanuel:
    SportCarGroup:
    Whoopsy:

    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 

    Even if you pay additional 200K for that??? Smiley

    If you're willing to pay 200K for calliper color then the 918 isn't the car for you. 

    Just kidding, but this thing is just killing me.....If the customer who pay 1M$ for the car will kindly ask to paint the calipers in red - Porsche will refuse??? Hard to believe....


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    Whoopsy:

    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 

    Wtdoom said, its not in the configurator, but its possible in different colors.

     

     


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    Any good powder coater can change the color for $150.  Removing the caliper is very easy (necessary every time you change brake pads, but you also have to disconnect the brake hose and mask the areas not to be colored like the pistons, bleed nipples and brake hose attachment point).


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    bluewonder:
    Whoopsy:

    No option to factory paint the calibers in different colours. 

    Wtdoom said, its not in the configurator, but its possible in different colors.

     

     

     

    That would be considered a custom option that goes through the Exclusive department. Not exactly a 'factory' option.


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    Adam, are you reading challenged? I posted an article by one of the foremost auto reviewer who has won a Pulitzer prize for his work. He is the one that claimed an asterisk should be placed next to the 918 Ring time.

    Get your fact straight before you make a lame attempt to insult someone.Smiley


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    nberry:

    Adam, are you reading challenged? I posted an article by one of the foremost auto reviewer who has won a Pulitzer prize for his work. He is the one that claimed an asterisk should be placed next to the 918 Ring time.

    Get your fact straight before you make a lame attempt to insult someone. 

    Smiley 

    Smiley       Thanks for making me laugh, Nick!

    I'll leave it to someone else to explan why it's so funny.  


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    nberry:

    Adam, are you reading challenged? I posted an article by one of the foremost auto reviewer who has won a Pulitzer prize for his work. He is the one that claimed an asterisk should be placed next to the 918 Ring time.

    Get your fact straight before you make a lame attempt to insult someone.Smiley

     

    Do you remember what his Pulitzer is for? Criticism!! He has to find faults anywhere to justify his award.

    I am actually surprised he didn't say the 918 sucks because it didn't have 2 back seats, or it doesn't have 12in of ground clearance. Or it doesn't have massage function on the chairs. 


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    Whoopsy, I also posted his initial article on the 918 and he loved the car.

    Fritz, I can only guess what you may be alluding to.cheeky Whatever it is, it can't be good.


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    I read both. My read on him is that he 'likes' the car, not 'loved'.

    Also he got a bit of facts wrong, in electric mode both motors propel the car, not just the front. 

    I could probably win the Pulitzer for Criticism if I write an article criticizing his writing. But I can't be bothered. 

     


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    nberry:

    Whoopsy, I also posted his initial article on the 918 and he loved the car.

    Fritz, I can only guess what you may be alluding to.cheeky Whatever it is, it can't be good.

    OK, Nick. I'll explain it to put you out of your misery: 

    AdamR's post read:

    "nberry:
    I guess some think there should be an asterisk next to the 918 Ring time.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276273923452640

    AdamR: Oh, god, why do I always read the comments?  A few of them are painfully dumb. "

     
    You obviously thought that Adam was referring to your comment when using the expression "painfully dumb", when in fact he meant the string of comments from others under the article in the WSJ's web site, so your feeling of being affronted by Adam's post was totally misplaced.
    Just another instance of the misunderstandings which so frequently arise in the internet which can sometimes be quite funny for an observer. 

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    Look what arrived this morning smiley Sorry for crapy pictures

    20131231_140717.jpg20131231_140757.jpg20131231_140809.jpg20131231_140651.jpg20131231_140659.jpg


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    angel Nice!


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    fritz:
    nberry:

    Whoopsy, I also posted his initial article on the 918 and he loved the car.

    Fritz, I can only guess what you may be alluding to.cheeky Whatever it is, it can't be good.

    OK, Nick. I'll explain it to put you out of your misery: 

    AdamR's post read:

    "nberry:
    I guess some think there should be an asterisk next to the 918 Ring time.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276273923452640

    AdamR: Oh, god, why do I always read the comments?  A few of them are painfully dumb. "

     
    You obviously thought that Adam was referring to your comment when using the expression "painfully dumb", when in fact he meant the string of comments from others under the article in the WSJ's web site, so your feeling of being affronted by Adam's post was totally misplaced.
    Just another instance of the misunderstandings which so frequently arise in the internet which can sometimes be quite funny for an observer. 

    Adam, I guess I am the one reading challenged. I owe you an apology. My bad and I hope you stay warm during the extreme cold front hitting your area.

    Fritz, thank you for making it right. But of course it had to be you.indecision


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    SportCarGroup:

    Look what arrived this morning smiley Sorry for crapy pictures

    20131231_140717.jpg


    That´s beautiful. Who at Porsche do I have to send a belated Christmas present to get such a model? Smiley

    Smiley


    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    nberry:
    fritz:
    nberry:

    Whoopsy, I also posted his initial article on the 918 and he loved the car.

    Fritz, I can only guess what you may be alluding to.cheeky Whatever it is, it can't be good.

    OK, Nick. I'll explain it to put you out of your misery: 

    AdamR's post read:

    "nberry:
    I guess some think there should be an asterisk next to the 918 Ring time.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276273923452640

    AdamR: Oh, god, why do I always read the comments?  A few of them are painfully dumb. "

     
    You obviously thought that Adam was referring to your comment when using the expression "painfully dumb", when in fact he meant the string of comments from others under the article in the WSJ's web site, so your feeling of being affronted by Adam's post was totally misplaced.
    Just another instance of the misunderstandings which so frequently arise in the internet which can sometimes be quite funny for an observer. 

    Adam, I guess I am the one reading challenged. I owe you an apology. My bad and I hope you stay warm during the extreme cold front hitting your area.

    Fritz, thank you for making it right. But of course it had to be you.indecision

    You know me, Nick.  Righter of wrongs and always happy to spread sweetness and light wherever I go.   Smiley


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    Pulitzer Prize for auto journalism -- the lowest form of journalism there is. I mean, come on, auto journalism is like a mad lib. Just fill in the date and the car name. They never have anything new to say about anything.

    No offense to any auto journalist here ;)


     
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