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    Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT successor ?

    Sounds as this could be the surprise mentioned in earlier announcements.

    According to this article:

    http://www.automobilwoche.de/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100301/REPOSITORY/100229954/1005/REPOSITORY

    a concept car will be presented during the "VW Group Night". The article mentions that the concept car may serve as the "ideational successor of the CGT": 2 seater with a Targa like roof again, spectacular design, 8 cyl. engine. Seems that the concept car is fully functional as Porsche's CEO Michael Macht will drive the car into the show hall.

    Can't wait for the first pics to pop up.....Smiley

     


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Now that would be a car that would really deserve the titel "surprise".


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    I understood that the event takes place tonight 7:30 p.m. local time, right ?


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Yes, 7.30 p.m. Event is called Group Night from Volkswagen.


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Stefan, do you know whether there will be a lifestream or something like that Smiley

    Only 1 hour to go....Smiley


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    In fact, there is one on the AMS website.


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Thanks Ferdie Smiley Then I should run now in order not to miss it Smiley


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Approximate babelfish translation...

    Geneva: Porsche moves "surprise" on the evening of VW Group to light...

    The Stuttgart premium carmaker Porsche is planning to present a spectacular sports car study, as part of the Volkswagen Group evening before the first press day of the Geneva Show. The two-seater, the insiders describe as an "ideal successor" of the 612 horsepower Carrera GT, Porsche-drivers will steer Michael Macht hand on the event stage. The design of the open flounder even applies internally as "real surprise". But not only with visual stimuli to the high-shine concept car - it is reported to be driven initially by a very acoustically communicative eight-cylinder engine.

    Michael Macht as a speaker at the Congress of Automotive week in Berlin: The incumbent since mid-2009, chief executive of Porsche will be personally present at the start of the Geneva Show as part of the Volkswagen Group evening, an innovative sports car study.

    Hamburg, Germany. With excitement, the international automotive Guild expects the prelude to the Geneva Motor Show, which begins next week in the Swiss city. The first highlight of the exhibition industry is the so-called Night of Volkswagen Group, which will start on Monday at 19.30 clock in the hall "Espace Sécheron. A particular appeal concerns the VW event from the official participation of the Swabian noble Porsche brand, wants to form Europe's largest vehicle manufacturer with an "integrated automotive company."

    How Automobilwoche produced by the VW-Porsche experienced connectivity allowed the participants of the Group's evening look, inter alia, a tangible surprise of the renowned sports cars from Stuttgart agent: According to Porsche will unveil on Monday the trial of a super sports car, conceptually at least, away from the already legendary Carrera GT recalls. The two-door car with 612 hp V-10 engine also applies to his end of production in many criteria are still the benchmark for high performance street racer with a certificate.

    The chairman of the Porsche Executive Board volunteered as a chauffeur

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    Legendary Carrera GT at a car show: Porsche a successor has not yet been publicly presented, the concept-powered car at the Geneva Salon 2010, suggest at least creative ideas and high-tech approaches à la propulsion for a new super sports car of the Swabians.

    The Geneva concept car is the Swabians, according to insiders from the VW-Porsche alliance to offer a design that compared to the loveless, or certainly not at all boring Carrera GT, shaped more likely to attract even more attention. The Porsche CEO Michael Power wants it can not be in accordance with protocol, together with Volkswagen's proven "Geneva Conventions" take himself would anzurollen with roadworthy object of study in the VW event in Switzerland.

    Be heard with some probability to give Wolfsburg insiders understand, will open at the "Targa"-style two-seater, even outside the venue Espace Sécheron "- his" engine "is dominated by a very meaty-sounding eight-cylinder engine. And this in itself speaks for a "Automobiles Spring Awakening," as VW promised in the invitation. At VW and Porsche sports circles is the Geneva-study as a demonstration piece, especially for virtues such as lightweight, with which it has brought Porsche to a world-class technology company. However, alternative engine types like a hybrid could be in the innovative design-for test purposes, easily integrate race cars - even with a view to a possible new supercar for wealthy friends of the family Porsche.

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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Here it is, Porshce 918 Spyder.

    http://www.presseportal.de/pm/9820/1570051/porsche_ag/


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    Porsche Presents Super-Sports Car in Geneva...

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    GENEVA, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Record-Breaking Emissions and Fuel Economy

    Today Michael Macht, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche, presented the Porsche 918 Spyder concept car at its world debut in Geneva. This mid-engined two-seater combines the performance of a super-sports car with the CO2 emissions of a small compact, an innovative plug-in hybrid concept reducing emissions to just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre and fuel consumption to 3.0 litres/100 kilometres (94 mpg imp). Within this concept Porsche combines a V8 power unit delivering more than 500 hp and three electric motors with overall output of 160 kW.

    In its design and interior architecture, the Porsche 918 Spyder combines classic elements with appropriate solutions for the future. Starting on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 8:15 am (CET), the Porsche 918 Spyder will also be presented at the Porsche Booth in Hall 6 of the Palexpo Building during the Geneva Motor Show.

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    Porsche Reveals High-Performance 918 Spyder Concept... 

    Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast Plug-in Hybrid Super Sports Car Unveiled in Geneva

    ATLANTA, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled an ultra-efficient, low-emission, mid-engine super sports car featuring hybrid and electric drive technology.

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    The 918 Spyder concept combines high-tech racing features with electric-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities. For example, it is planned to provide an emission level of just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of only three liters/100 kilometers (equal to approximately 78 mpg U.S.), which is truly outstanding, even for an ultra-compact city car. This car, however, is intended to offer the performance of a super sports car with acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph), and a lap time on the Nordschleife of Nurburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT.

    The 918 Spyder is one of three Porsche models with hybrid drive making their world debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This trio – made up of Porsche's new Cayenne S Hybrid SUV with parallel full-hybrid drive, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car with electric drive on the front axle and a flywheel mass battery, and the two-seater high-performance 918 Spyder mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid technology – clearly demonstrates not only the great bandwidth of this new drive technology, but also the innovative power of Porsche as a genuine pioneer in hybrid drive.

    The highly-innovative 918 Spyder concept car combines Porsche's Intelligent Performance philosophy with the high-technology from motorsport, with classic but modern design to make a truly convincing statement.

    Innovative powertrain combines race-bred V8 engine with electric drive

    This open two-seater is powered by a high-revving V8 developing more than 500 horsepower and a maximum engine speed of 9,200 rpm – as well as electric motors on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218 horsepower (160 kW).

    The V8 combustion engine is the next step in the evolution of the highly successful 3.4-liter power unit already featured in the RS Spyder racing car and positioned mid-ship, in front of the rear axle, giving the car excellent balance and the right set-up for supreme performance on the race track.

    Power is transmitted to the wheels by a seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission that feeds the power of the electric drive system to the rear axle. The front-wheel electric drive powers the wheels through a fixed transmission ratio.

    The energy reservoir is a fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery positioned behind the passenger cell. The big advantage of a plug-in hybrid is that the battery can be charged on the regular electrical network. A further point is that the car's kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy fed into the battery when applying the brakes, thus providing additional energy for fast and dynamic acceleration.

    Driver's choice of four distinct driving modes

    A button on the steering wheel allows the driver to choose among four different running modes: The E-Drive mode is for running the car under electric power alone, with a range of up to 25 km or 16 miles. In the Hybrid mode, the 918 Spyder uses both the electric motors and the combustion engine as a function of driving conditions and requirements, offering a range from particularly fuel-efficient all the way to extra-powerful.

    The Sport Hybrid mode uses both drive systems, but with the focus on performance. Most of the drive power goes to the rear wheels, with Torque Vectoring serving to additionally improve the car's driving dynamics.

    In the Race Hybrid mode the drive systems are focused on pure performance with the highest standard of driving dynamics on the track, running at the limit to their power and dynamic output. With the battery sufficiently charged, a push-to-pass button feeds in additional electrical power (E-Boost), when overtaking or for even better performance.

    With the hybrid drive system offering this wide range of individual modes and applications, the 918 Spyder is able either to achieve lap times comparable to those of a thoroughbred racing car, or the extremely low emissions and high fuel economy figures of a plug-in hybrid.

    Advanced body structure and design offer more than just good looks

    Like the drivetrain, the lightweight body structure of the Porsche 918 Spyder also bears out the car's DNA carried over directly from motorsport: The modular structure with its monocoque bodyshell made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFP) and liberal use of magnesium and aluminum not only reduce weight to below 1,490 kg, or 3,285 lb, but also ensure supreme driving precision thanks to a high level of torsional stiffness.

    Reminiscent of highly successful, legendary racing cars such as the Porsche 917 and the current Porsche RS Spyder, the 918 Spyder, with its design concept so typical of Porsche arouses powerful emotions. The combination of racing car dimensions, clearly structured design with perfectly balanced surfaces, and innovative details throughout, creates an ideal synthesis of form and function – following Porsche's design DNA.

    The smooth balance of tradition and progress gives the car a powerful stance on the road. Variable aerodynamics, typical of Porsche, ensures both visionary and traditional highlights especially around the rear spoiler. The striking rear hoods extending out of the headrests, in turn, not only fulfill an aerodynamic function on the 918 Spyder, but also accommodate retractable air intakes with a ram air function.

    High-tech interior provides glimpse into the future

    The driver and passenger are not only embedded in contoured sports bucket seats but also form part of the cockpit, which provides a synthesis of efficient functionality and ergonomic high-tech operation. Additionally, the cockpit offers a glimpse at the potential interior architecture of future Porsche super sports cars. The three free-standing circular dials for road speed (left), engine speed (middle) and energy management (right) would appear to come directly from a racing car in the '60s, bearing out that unique philosophy of driver orientation so characteristic of Porsche.

    The center console rises up towards the front in the 918 Spyder and houses a touch screen for intuitive control of the car's functions, serving to reduce the number of visible controls and maintain the principle of direct operation.

    The control units relevant to the driver are mainly concentrated on the three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, while the variable driving modes are supplemented by a switch enabling the driver to call up various drive programs and serving as the push-to-pass button for E-boosting. Instrument illumination, finally, varies from green for the consumption-oriented running modes to red for the performance-oriented driving programs.

    The Porsche 918 Spyder concept also comes with further innovative functions such as the Range Manager. After being activated in the Center Display, the Range Manager uses the map in the navigation system to present the remaining range the car is able to cover, naturally allowing the driver to influence that range through the appropriate choice of power and performance.

    In cities with environmental alert areas the Range Manager also states whether the driver is able to reach a certain destination on electric power alone.

    Applying this information and using further info on the availability and location of special energy filling stations, the driver is then able to choose his personal style of driving as well as the right battery charge and filling strategy.

    Offering a unique combination of extremely low fuel consumption, supreme performance and long electric range, the Porsche 918 Spyder concept represents an essential milestone in Porsche's strategy on the way to genuine electric-mobility.

    Source: Porsche Cars North America

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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Boxster Coupe GTS:

     

    fuel consumption to 3.0 litres/100 kilometres (94 mpg imp).


    I understood from the interview with Michael Macht that the 918 Spyder uses only 3 litres per NoS lap: sounds like the ideal toy for me Smiley

    One can clearly see the CGT heritage in the design, though more courageous by Porsche standards Smiley

     


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    What a big surprise really!!! 

    This press release sounds like a milestone in automotive history, but I'm really worried about the design of this car... It looks like prepared in two days - I hope to be changed in a big way.


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

      http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/2010-porsche-918-spyder-revealed-ar85707.html


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Boyko23:

    What a big surprise really!!! 

    This press release sounds like a milestone in automotive history, but I'm really worried about the design of this car... It looks like prepared in two days - I hope to be changed in a big way.

    The design (look at the automobilemag site that has many pictures) has some very good elements that could be used in future cars. But I don't think it could be produced like that.

    I like this profile though

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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    With this better image, things look better, but nevertheless I hope for a more refined and CGT''ish design on the final product.


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Boyko23:

    With this better image, things look better, but nevertheless I hope for a more refined and CGT''ish design on the final product.

    some quality pictures from www.porsche.de below


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Now, this is called a beautiful design Smiley Smiley Smiley.


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Porsche 918 Spyder...

    We couldnt find the sports car for the day after tomorrow. So we built it ourselves. Meet the Concept Study Porsche 918 Spyder. Its world premiere in Geneva will redefine what the future of the sports car will look like...

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    2011 Porsche 918 Spyder...

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    I  L-O-V-E  P-O-R-S-C-H-E


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Ron (Houston):

    Now, this is called a beautiful design Smiley Smiley Smiley.


    It seems to me that I am the only one here who thinks that 918 is not a very nice design at all...Smiley

    Spyker had a sex with CGT while using some Talidomid= new 918...Smiley

    Interior? Mclaren MP4-12C + CGT + Ferrari inspired steering wheel...

    It is IMHO the worst Porsche design in last 20 years.


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    KresoF1:

    It is IMHO the worst Porsche design in last 20 years.


    Kreso, at least you could acknowledge that the Dumbo ears are gone Smiley


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    I love every bit except the wheels.... I would have it with turbo II wheels

    And I don't agree a single bit regarding the similarities with ferrari wheel, sex with a spyker etc... It's a HYBRID after all

     

    The specs are also VERY impressive if they are true. 3L/100km and with that kind of performance - WOW!


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    I want to believe that Ferdinand Piech influenced the creation of this car 


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    I think it looks absolutely great... for a prototype that is. A street version would have to be a bit toned down and less bling bling and functional, including the interior, but a prototype needs to call more attention and it certainliy does that while maintaining brand image cues.


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    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    looks like they grabbed the tailights from the Audi A7 "company" parts bin

     


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    Indeed...

    Instead of 918 Spyder Porsche could use names like Alien-Version 6 or Transformers Vol.3...


    Re: Porsche surprise in Geneva - concept of CGT succesor ?

    I love this car. Build it PORSCHE!


     
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