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    The final car I saw in Le Mans last early July had the Panamera Turbo style headlights with four squared running lights, looks cool.

    The car with colored martini livery nearly gave me a heart attack...Smiley


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    Futch:

    The final car I saw in Le Mans last early July had the Panamera Turbo style headlights with four squared running lights, looks cool.


    That was the reason I posted it... to get feedback from the ones that saw it.

    Smiley


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    Spyderidol:

    It's part of a press release about the livery.

    So will Martini & Rossi sponsor future racing programmes, or is this just a one-off deal for the pre-production publicity activities for the 918?  Smiley


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    fritz:
    Spyderidol:

    It's part of a press release about the livery.

    So will Martini & Rossi sponsor future racing programmes, or is this just a one-off deal for the pre-production publicity activities for the 918?  Smiley

     

     

    Not sure, this is what the press release says:

    New edition of a successful partnership

    918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design

    Stuttgart. Driving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder are entering the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test programme for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 20.8 km long challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife race circuit. After all, a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative super sports car with a plug-in hybrid drive.

    The 918 Spyder combines a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric drives at the rear and front axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency. The system power of all three drives together is 770 hp. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is forecast to be only around three litres per 100 km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km. The monocoque, consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), reduces the car’s weight and delivers remarkable rigidity and precision. Other highlights are the car’s fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and “top pipes” exhaust system which routes the pipes upwards. All of this makes the Porsche 918 Spyder a super sports car for the future, even though the styling of the prototypes is reminiscent of historical models.

    The latest test vehicle is now turning laps in the legendary Martini® Racing look of many historic Porsche race cars, particularly from the 1970s. More than nearly any other race car design, the Martini® Racing look quickly attained cult status in those times and is still in vogue today. Martini® was already the official partner of the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978. Back then, the attractively designed “Martini® Porsche” race cars with their numerous victories were a centre of conversation. These victories included finishing first overall at Targa-Florio in 1973, winning the Sports Car World Championship in 1976 and overall victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977. As early as 1971, a Porsche 917 finished first in the legendary endurance race in Le Mans with the support of Martini®. Whether a Porsche 908, 917, 935 or 936 or one of various 911 RS or RSR models, common to all of these race cars was the memorable Martini® Racing design implemented in a wide variety of forms.

    Now, a new edition of this successful partnership is making the Martini® Racing design exclusively available to the innovative 918 Spyder. Porsche AG and the Martini® brand, represented by Bacardi & Company Limited of Switzerland, have once again signed a partnership agreement to make this possible.


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    Thanks, Carlos. Smiley  We'll just have to wait and see. 

    I did learn something new to me: that Martini is now owned by Bacardi. Smiley


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    fritz:
    Spyderidol:

    It's part of a press release about the livery.

    So will Martini & Rossi sponsor future racing programmes, or is this just a one-off deal for the pre-production publicity activities for the 918?  Smiley

    That was my first thought when I read the press release....until I remembered that it is illegal in France (Le Mans) to have alcohol sponsorship on your cars.


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    Want to see Porsche lmp1 car in martini livree.angel


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    Some more...

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    Spyderidol:
    fritz:
    Spyderidol:

    It's part of a press release about the livery.

    So will Martini & Rossi sponsor future racing programmes, or is this just a one-off deal for the pre-production publicity activities for the 918?  Smiley

    That was my first thought when I read the press release....until I remembered that it is illegal in France (Le Mans) to have alcohol sponsorship on your cars.

    Which makes it all the more interesting for Martini/Bacardi to make use of the special opportunity being offered by the 918, which will draw a lot of attention from the press during the car's development and testing. Smiley


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    What's nice about it is that even if you'd never seen it before, most people would instantly recognise it as a Porsche.

    Whereas new Ferraris always look like Toyota's, and new McClarens look like Ferraris.  And new Lamborghinis have the same racing pedigree as old Lambos and therefore who cares what they look like.

     


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    Budster:

    Whereas new Ferraris always look like Toyota's, and new McClarens look like Ferraris.  And new Lamborghinis have the same racing pedigree as old Lambos and therefore who cares what they look like.

     


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     This is a very one sided comment but it just made my day! Smiley

     


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    OMG, this white Martini prototype is stunning. Porsche is giving us a heart attack soon. This is so cool, never expected something even cooler than those testing mules.. Advertising at its best. Love how the rear light is still 991. Well done Porsche kiss


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    Let's just hope the 961 variant of the 918 is not too far behind the release of the 918.


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    waiting for a gulf livery broken heart


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    bobr:

    Let's just hope the 961 variant of the 918 is not too far behind the release of the 918.

    961? Did I missed something?


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    He may be referring to the rumored mid-engine Porsche which will challenge the Ferrari 458 and other mid-engine exotic cars. I have my doubts because VW has the R8 and Lambo.


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    Love the 981 but weight is its enemy. Let's hope the 961 looks almost as good but is a lot lighter!


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    boytronic:

    Love the 981 but weight is its enemy. Let's hope the 961 looks almost as good but is a lot lighter!

    You mean 918 and 916


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    SportCarGroup:
    bobr:

    Let's just hope the 961 variant of the 918 is not too far behind the release of the 918.

    961? Did I missed something?

     No...Rumor has the 961 car slotted between the 911 & 918 will be based on the 918 platform less the hybrid technology and the weight.


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqD36OUrnmg

    DAFUQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ, is this the FULL final production 918 ?? angelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangelangel
    LOOK AT THE MIRRORS !!! WHAT THE HELL YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


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    looks like the release of the racecar that never raced


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    Did you watch it until the end ?


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    Looks like real deal to me.. yes


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    Nice video, really enjoyable. Thanks!


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    Very beautiful car! Everything about its design is right!- form follows function concept never becomes aged. My congratulations to the buyers of this piece of art. Its time to wait until final specs, Porsche must inscrease hp output to compete with f70 and macca p12.

     

    Maybe turbo edition like with 917Smiley....918/30 with epic amountsSmiley


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    ^^^ +1, and i hope Porsche releases a Powered up version of the 918 so it can compete with the f70 and the macca (like you said )indecision


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    Any confirmation from Futch? As far as I'm concerned he's our only real link into the truth behind all the rumors surrounding this car.

    As beautifull as the design is I dont think there's much about the aesthetics of the car that we don't already know, we won't be surprised about the way it looks when it comes out, we know it's a beautiful car. Other than key details such a the lights, intakes, some panels and the finished interior, the exterior is pretty clear. Now what I'm really interested on is the technology under all that sexy bodywork. 


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    Did anyone see the additional side intakes on the "production" 918 in that video? I also noticed the absence of the vents above/behind the front wheels that we have seen on the test mules. I would love to hear confirmation from Futch as to whether the car in the video is indeed the final product.


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    This video was recorded last fall at the NYC 918 launch event that I attended. I recognized my Porsche Dealer Sales Associate who attended with me.


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