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    RC:
    Futch, consider yourself very fortunate that you can drive (and own) so many fantastic sports cars. I really envy you and not in a bad or mean way. I admire your car collection and each time you are telling us about your experience, I savor it with all of my heart. Can't wait to see the first 918 driving report from you.

    A big plus one here! Agree wholeheartedly.
    Reading your reports/comments and seeing the pictures always makes me love sportscars in a positive way, rather than an envious way.  Can't wait for the 918! Smiley


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    2013 Porsche 918 Spyder in testing...

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    Interesting that the Martini livery in black and white.  It looks amazing in color!

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    I'm not liking the way Porsche is marketing the 918 so far, with the racing livery on the mules and soooo many uncovered mule pictures flying around. By the time the car is official theres going to be absolutely no wow factor about it on the design, everyone knows what it'll look like by now. 


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    Enmanuel:

    I'm not liking the way Porsche is marketing the 918 so far, with the racing livery on the mules and soooo many uncovered mule pictures flying around. By the time the car is official theres going to be absolutely no wow factor about it on the design, everyone knows what it'll look like by now. 

    Can't agreeSmiley Nobody knows for sure what will be the final design, we can only see the concept, we know it... final version...no) That strategy aspires interest to that car. Wow factor melts down fast, actually...

    Also, it is interesting, what will they do with RSR version...


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    There is quite a contrast between the handling of the 918 and the CGT.  I was taken by complete surprise when the CGT rolled out - it was like Christmas morning!!

     


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    davew (cincy):

    There is quite a contrast between the handling of the 918 and the CGT.  I was taken by complete surprise when the CGT rolled out - it was like Christmas morning!!

     

    The same was with 918 in Geneva) CGT was waiting production for 2 years if I am not wrong.


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    ... too similar with Lotus on some pics   angry

     

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    Sidney:

    ... too similar with Lotus on some pics   angry

     

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    Gregor

    Which lotus?

    I see 904 carrera, little bit 917, CGT, bit F 430.


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    Another video of the 918 on the nurburgring wink:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7pa3Swd9r0


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    kudryavchik:
    Sidney:

    ... too similar with Lotus on some pics   angry

     

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    Gregor

    Which lotus?

    I see 904 carrera, little bit 917, CGT, bit F 430.

    Exactly. I cannot see anything "Lotus" in the 918. Smiley


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    The brochure is out. Beautiful car! Final power is above 795 hp, weight is less than 1665 kegs with the weissach package. the latter consists of 35 kg saving plus different wheels and two special liveries, martini or white with red stripes like atwood's 917. 

    0 to 100 in less than 3 s

    0 to 200 in less than 8.9 s. 

    Fuel consumption officially under 3 L/100 in normalised EU cycle. Smiley

    They did it! Those engineers are just insane. Expect true real world consumption of around 6 L/100. For a 800hp car!!!Smiley

    First hot laps for costumers next week in Leipzig, I will miss the event but they will be more before year end. 

    Two special colours, liquid metal grey or blue. 10 layers of paint for a liquid metal look, I've seen it and it is mindblowingly beautiful. Its price too, 50000 euros!

    plenty of official pics in the brochure, which I am sure will appear on the net soon. The car is gorgeous. The cockpit is just insane, looks like a spaceship, the center console a la Carrera GT flattens out with a digital touchscreen. Three separate dials in front of you, a nice reference to older 911s. Compared to the Carrera GT a bigger boot, that'll be nice for short trips. The roof still stores itself in two parts in the 110 L front boot.

    The RS Spyder rims are gorgeous and imo, prettier than the futuristic looking standard rims. The Weissach package, I'm not sure, it will cost a fortune and to be honest, although it can, who would thrash a 918 on the track (it comes with 6 point harness and every gram that could be saved, has been saved)?

     


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    Great info Futch ! Any chance of some scans of the brochure?  I can't wait to see the final product and see how the detailing of the car brings the design together, since we already know the overal shape. So what color do you think you'll get? 50,000 euro sounds insane just for special paint, imagine if you got a scratch on it.

    the numbers are impressive to say the least. Well done Porsche. 


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    I got the brochure with the iPad app and unfortunately can't save the pics. Yes 50k is insane but everything about this car is slightly insane anyway. We will see.

    Interesting times ahead with Ferrari and McLaren bringing out supercars too. I reckons both wil have the Porsche licked but I also think the porsche will be the most useable as is often the case. 

    Cant wait for the Ferrari though which should be closer to 900hp for probably 1500kg!!! Amazing but so too will be its fuel consumption. I drove the FF which has the same detuned V12 and it's one thirsty beast. 

    The 918 in hybrid mode will a very unique experience. Very exciting indeed. The dawn of a new era for sports cars. 


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    Porsche 918 Spyder on the road in video...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on the road -- Video Link

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    Porsche 918 Spyder on display...

    Porsche 918 Spyder on display -- Video Link

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    Great info, Futch! Thank you very much! 

    About pics in app, are you able to make a screenshot in this app using power+home buttons? 

    It seem, of course its hard to say without seeing new mac and f70, but I think Porsche has revolutionised the sportscar. What will be principially new in mac or ferrari, short time kers? It is not so interesting. It seems to be an evolution way. 

    Once again, Porsche engineering dept. has made an amazing work! Like it was with AU in30's, like with Le mans protos, 959... Nice to see that the newer generation of engineers are continuing to make great things!

    Futch, what is the power by combustion engine?


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    Very cool info thanks.  As an FYI you can push sleep and home button together and it takes a snap shot of your screen and puts it in the photo appSmiley.


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    Ron (Houston):

    Very cool info thanks.  As an FYI you can push sleep and home button together and it takes a snap shot of your screen and puts it in the photo appSmiley.

    Thanks Ron, here come the pics!

    Thermal engine is 4.6L and produces 580 hp @ 9000 rpm.

     

     


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    Futch:
    Ron (Houston):

    Very cool info thanks.  As an FYI you can push sleep and home button together and it takes a snap shot of your screen and puts it in the photo appSmiley.

    Thanks Ron, here come the pics!

    Thermal engine is 4.6L and produces 580 hp @ 9000 rpm.

     

     

    thanks! Is it final specs, or they will increase hp?


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    kudryavchik:
    Futch:
    Ron (Houston):

    Very cool info thanks.  As an FYI you can push sleep and home button together and it takes a snap shot of your screen and puts it in the photo appSmiley.

    Thanks Ron, here come the pics!

    Thermal engine is 4.6L and produces 580 hp @ 9000 rpm.

     

     

    thanks! Is it final specs, or they will increase hp?

    Nothing's final til it's finalSmiley


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    THE BEST PIC BY FAR!!!!

    close to 600 Nm of torque at 0 rpm, 850 Nm of torque at 2000rpm, over 700 Nm all the way to 7000 rpm, Mama mia!!!

    This is just INSANE!!!!

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    Thanks so much for the info - just great !  wink

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    Great news that these are not the final specs, otherwise it would be uninteresting to wait until car release))) also, about design, there are some details that are not presented, f.e. some kind of naca duch before the rear wheel on sides)

    But, even now great characteristics! I want this appSmileySmileySmiley


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    Thanks so much for the pictures! It looks stunning, the interior is a very pleasant surprise.

    Regarding the "Weissach-package", what is included? Is it only a weight saving and some dive planes at the front, or is the suspension re-worked as well? From a collector's POV, don't you think cars equipped with such a package will be the ones to have? Think for example about the 993 GT2, the Clubsport-equipped cars are the ones commanding premiums, same goes for the 959 or lower down the Porsche-hierachy, the 968.

    Oh, and can you have the track package without the silly racing liveries? Smiley


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    kudryavchik:

    Great news that these are not the final specs, otherwise it would be uninteresting to wait until car release))) also, about design, there are some details that are not presented, f.e. some kind of naca duch before the rear wheel on sides)

    But, even now great characteristics! I want this appSmileySmileySmiley

    To me these specs are almost final, maybe the car will do will do 800hp but not much more. We are one year away from first deliveries which, for this kind car, makes sense. The timeline with the opposition is about right too.

    McLaren and Ferrari look like they will present their hypercar in Paris in a couple of weeks, expect commercialisation end of 2013, beginning of 2014 for them.

     

     


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    Porker:

    Thanks so much for the pictures! It looks stunning, the interior is a very pleasant surprise.

    Regarding the "Weissach-package", what is included? Is it only a weight saving and some dive planes at the front, or is the suspension re-worked as well? From a collector's POV, don't you think cars equipped with such a package will be the ones to have? Think for example about the 993 GT2, the Clubsport-equipped cars are the ones commanding premiums, same goes for the 959 or lower down the Porsche-hierachy, the 968.

    Yes you are right, from a collection POV, the Weissach package makes sense. As does the liquid metal paint because it will be unique to the 918. But the cost, ouh la la!!!

    But this for something like 20 years down the line. And who knows if the 918 will be a success, a technological tour de force, yes, without a doubt, a future collector, in 20 years time, yes I think so, but right now, humm, not sure.

    Weissach package includes dive plans front and rear, lightweight braking system, decals films directly applied on the body so you save the pain too, carbone everywhere inside and out and alcantara inside I believe, no armrest or storage on doors, I think that's it. Deletion of AC and Audio too but can be added at no cost. 

    Roof in bare carbon, which, to me, looks a bit off if your car is grey.

     


     
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