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    BjoernB:

    I was just in Le Mans - and I saw the 918 first time live and close up......and was blown away.

    Although being a white fan currently I must admit it doesn't suit the car very well - so I would definately go for a grey-ish color (liquid metal ?) but the lines the presence the size.....unbelievable cool car. The Cockpit for sure is going to be the best amongst the "3" new supercars - it looks simply fantastic. So Whoopsy - CONGRATS again well done very very good choice kiss

     

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    Thank you. Smiley

    This white one appears to be one of the earlier prototypes, the engine hatch is still the old style with body panels between the exhaust and the rear wing, this one below, from the new pictures after the press embargo, shows the newer grill configuration.

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    The mesh appears to be non removable by the owners, I can't even possibly imagine how one is going to be able to clean the exhaust soot under the mesh, maybe 10hrs with a Q-tip? 

    This cleaning problem is one reason I went with black. 


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    I thought Porsche had addressed the soot issue. Certainly it should not taint the paint and the exhaust shields should be easy to clean. Otherwise the car is not going to look very good since a good portion of the rear deck is the exhaust system.


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    They did by removing most of the body panels from the exhaust outlet back and replace them with the mesh indecision

    Unless they put a REALLY good particle filter in the exhaust system there will always be soot. But with a good paint finish I think the soot could just be wiped off. No info from Porsche on that matter though. 

    Remember one of the earlier prototypes? It was white and it had 2 long tails of soot on the body panels? Actually I think it's the same one from above. This photo above don't have anything on the white body panel behind he exhaust, just some on the shield around the exhaust, so I think the soot could very well be easy to wipe off, if someone remembers to wipe it haha.

    Just had a confirmation with Porsche Canada, 918 production will starts for sure on Sept 18, 2013, it will run till December 18, 2014. So the first customer car should be on the road sometime in Oct 2013. I had requested my car to be of a later build, so tentatively it is assigned a Dec 2014 build date and due to arrive locally Feb 2015. I know it's a LONG TIME to wait but I am actually not in a hurry to take possession of the car, and this gives me more time to drive and evaluate my Turbo S and the McLaren. Honestly I still can't decide which one to part with. First time ever I feel really attached to a car, actually 2 cars. 

    But the production schedule of course will be dictate by how many orders Porsche has, they will make around 2-3 cars a day, so it might get moved up. 


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    Lol what 15mins could change in life.

    I have just learnt my next door neighbour is getting a divorce, his wife already had a moving truck parked in the driveway right now.

    Seems very likely he might sell the house down the road to pay for the divorce and if I can buy it I can solved my car problem haha. 


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    Whoopsy:

    Lol what 15mins could change in life.

    I have just learnt my next door neighbour is getting a divorce, his wife already had a moving truck parked in the driveway right now.Seems very likely he might sell the house down the road to pay for the divorce and if I can buy it I can solved my car problem haha. 

    That would be a quite big garage! Also, don't forget to plan a ramp for parking in the upper floor(s) Smiley




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    Hmm, could be anything from 918, the targa or a macan.
    Even a prototype under the guis of a normal 911/panamera/cayenne is possible.

    I don't think it is a 960 or so, since I doubt whether employees are allowed to take cars like that on the public roads.

    Also, a prototype is already quickly worth 3million, due to  all the research material, sensors, etc that are put in there and the fact that they are often some-sort of hand built.

    Intrigueing nevertheless!


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    No photo...no guessing. yes I doubt it was a Macan though and it must have been something which is already cleared for production (the driver had his wife with him and he wasn't a test engineer).

    My guess: 918, GT3 or Turbo. Most likely the 918 since the police guessed the "damage".


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)




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    Stuttgarter Nachrichten claims it was a 918 but I checked the whole internet and nobody seems to have an evidence for that, so maybe it was a completely different car. The 918 isn't the only hybrid Porsche is working on. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Again, congrats Whoopsy, you have bought one beautiful machine :)


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    A friend of mine had a test drive in the 918  yesterday in Goodwood, he sent me this photo. Looks great.IMG_4845.jpg


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    More from GoodWood

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    SportCarGroup:

    More from GoodWood

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    This color looks amazing. Is that the liquid metal option?


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    This car is super color sensitive. White should be banned on this car.angry


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    SportCarGroup:

    More from GoodWood

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    Gutted, I was in Goodwood this weekend, missed this one!


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    Porn on wheels !!! And I agree about the color, it needs this ( ' liquid metal ' ?) silver


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    Gnil:

    Porn on wheels !!! And I agree about the color, it needs this ( ' liquid metal ' ?) silver

    Smiley


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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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    Indeed...


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    I don't know what to say... This car is out of this world! angel


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    This is a beautiful car, not as much "in your face" as other exotics.


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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:

    This is a beautiful car, not as much "in your face" as other exotics.

    I think it is. But they present it in less flashy colors...


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    This is a million dollar car and it sounds pathetic.enlightened

    They need to work on the exhaust.

    I agree this car is VERY color sensitive. Get the wrong color and the car just disappears.Smiley


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    neunelf:
     

    This color looks amazing. Is that the liquid metal option?

    Maybe it's just me, but that looks just like a regular, silver paint. Did the shred $65000 worth of $100 bills and mix them in the paint or something?


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    wedouglas:
    neunelf:
     

    This color looks amazing. Is that the liquid metal option?

    Maybe it's just me, but that looks just like a regular, silver paint. Did the shred $65000 worth of $100 bills and mix them in the paint or something?

     

    Not just you haha. The 918 in silver/grey just looks so plain, doesn't look like a million dollar car. Thank god I didn't go for any shades  of the silver/grey spectrum.

     


     
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