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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be able to beat the 918 Spyder’s record at the Nurburgring

Over the weekend, a lot of fans were excited to witness the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. During the event, the company was giving hints that the nine-eleven will be going to the Nurburgring and that it is capable of completing a lap in under seven minutes.

In other words, they are trying to say that the 911 GT2 RS will be as fast as the 918 Spyder with a lap time of 6:57 – or it may be even faster, though this may not be a surprise to many. The 918 Spyder made that record back in September 2013, but has already been broken by the McLaren P1 LM at 6:43, which is the current title holder.

It may not seem like the road-going 911 can match the McLaren’s record, but if it hits or beats the much more expensive 918 Spyder, then that would be pretty impressive. Frank-Steffen Walliser, who is responsible for the Porsche GT program, said at Goodwood that “it’s all about sevens” and that this is the 911‘s seventh generation, with 700 PS (690 horsepower), but then he added that “it’s no seven at the Nurburgring”. Walliser even told us to watch out for it, but then he asked to be given some time first to check it.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be able to beat the 918 Spyder’s record at the Nurburgring

Last Lamborghini Aventador SV has unique specs, comes with Porsche ‘918 Liquid Metal Blue paint job

Last month, we heard about the Lamborghini Aventador SV that was listed on eBay. You’re right, the one-off vehicle finished in a Verde Singh paint, that was being sold along with the matching speed boat.

A few days ago, an Aventador S came out at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a beautifully painted matte-finish Grigio Acheso with orange accent, combined with an interior that matches the exterior design, by Ad Personam.

Now, photos of the last ever Lamborghini Aventador SV have been circulating online, as Lamborghini Edinburgh delivers the specific model to its designated buyer. This is the last Aventador SV to ever roll off the assembly line at Sant’Agata Bolognese, making it extra special.

Read the entire article Last Lamborghini Aventador SV has unique specs, comes with Porsche ‘918 Liquid Metal Blue paint job

Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package in bright red livery is turning heads in Dubai

While the BMW M3 is making some noise in Abu Dhabi with its San Marino Blue outfit, Porsche on the other hand, is catching people’s attention in Dubai as the 918 Spyder wears bright red livery. The reason why this model is turning heads is because Porsche isn’t known to give their cars distinct, bright livery unlike its competitors.

This shade of red might be common for a Ferrari, but definitely not for a Porsche - and there are only a few of them. In fact, this specific model is actually being sold by Deals on Wheels in Dubai. Another thing about this example is that even the carbon fiber roof has been painted red, instead of retaining its carbon fiber finish.

Not only is this Spyder looking spectacular on the outside, this Porsche 918 has also been upgraded with the optional Weissach package. This package comes with new aerodynamic fins on the rear bumper plus a set of lightweight wheels for better performance. If you didn’t know, the Weissach pack will make your Spyder faster by 0.2 second, making it sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the Acid Green brake calipers look great combined with the 918 Spyder’s red finish.

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Russian artist creates rendering of a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder

Hypercars are completely unlike an average car. Average cars live up to 7 years or more, they are produced in massive numbers, and we can find them displayed in showrooms for quite some time. Hypercars, on the other hand, are on the opposite end of the spectrum. They are produced in small quantities, and are only out in the market for a limited time, plus they cost a fortune.

For instance, let’s talk about the Porsche 918 Spyder. Given that name, we know that there was only a total of 918 units manufactured. The first ever Spyder made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and production began on September 28, 2013. More than a year later, in June 2015, the 918th unit – the last -- was produced. Even with a surreal price of $847,000, the last unit was sold as early as December 2014.

Though we will never see a brand new Porsche 918 Spyder again, it won’t hurt to dream about one, right? A Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, Aksyonov Nikita did a rendering of the impossible - a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder with design inspirations from the beautiful Mission E Concept. The design looks nothing short of fantastic. As sinful as it looks, too bad we’ll never see a real life version of it.

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Held every two years since 2011, RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba alongside the shores of Lake Como in Italy, will be putting up for auction an impressive trio of hybrid hypercars on the 27th of May. The trio consists of: a Ferrari LaFerrari, a road-legal conversion of the McLaren P1 GTR, and a Porsche 918 Spyder. In the past three events they have held, the auction house has never had these three hypercars, all at the same time. So for those of you who have a lot saved in the bank, it’s your chance to bid on these bad boys.

Let us get into the details of each one. First, the LaFerrari has a classic Ferrari body paint of a Rosso Corsa red and black accents on the roof and side mirrors. As for the interior, it comes with matching black leather and crimson details. It only has 112 miles (180 kilometers) of mileage, since it was first bought in 2014, and after having two owners. This model has an estimated market price of €2.65 million to €3.2 million euros.

Up next would be the McLaren P1 GTR. This 986 horsepower (725 kilowatt) hypercar features the LM conversion by Lanzante Motorsport. Being just one of ten models that have been converted into a road-legal track-only hypercar, this one has got to be pricey. Another factor that has raised the price is the fact that it has only been driven 224 miles. The auction house estimates this one to be priced at €3.2 million to €3.6 million.

Read the entire article Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 GTR up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba

Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent conversation with Motoring that a 918 successor is definitely not in the cards right now.

Notwithstanding the fact that Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin are moving forward with a new breed of hypercars, it is unlikely for Porsche to slip out a new 918 Spyder anytime soon.

Blume explained how Porsche usually launched special models every ten years. He said that since the 918 Spyder was just launched in 2015, it makes it quite unlikely for another hybrid hypercar to be in the works.

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During the The Grand Tour’s final episode, host Richard Hammond did what few people expected him to do. He had a Porsche 918 Spyder race against what appears to be standard Nissan Patrol.

You would think you know the result of this battle but the thing is, this is not your typical Nissan SUV. It is fitted with a turbocharged engine, like the one inside the GT-R. Rather than the usual 285 hp (212 kW), this engine is capable of 1,900 hp (1,416 kW). As such, it resulted in a maximum speed of 205 mph (329 km/h).

You probably know where we are going with this so it won’t be surprising then to know that when the race was done on the streets of Dubai, the Nissan Patrol dominated and left the Porsche 918 far behind. No wonder the internet is now calling it as the “918 Killer.”

Read the entire article Nissan Patrol with GT-R engine outperforms Porsche 918 Spyder in Dubai [w/video]

No amount of convincing will push anyone who owns a sports car with very low ground clearance to use it for an off-road adventure. Sports car makers like Porsche, though, are already offering crossover SUVs – like the Cayenne and the Macan -- that should allow people to go on off-road trips. However, these aren’t sports cars anymore.

But how about driving the 918 Spyder off the road? Taking a drive with the Porsche 918 Spyder is a good idea, but you couldn’t subject it to the beatings it will get once you stray off the smooth streets. That would be a bad idea.

That is simply because the 918 Spyder isn’t made to be used elsewhere. Well, try to take the 918 off the pavement, and you’ll see how much damage its underbody would incur. Its tires wouldn’t work and its suspension would be wrecked. In short, the Porsche isn’t really specified for off-road driving. It drives fast on a well-paved road but could be a big liability when driven off it.

Read the entire article Visual artist Rain Prisk comes up with rendered Porsche 918 Spyder off-roader

What do the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, the McLaren P1, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and the Pagani Huayra have in common?

Aside from prices that have zeros far too many than our bank accounts can ever have, these five hypercars were featured by supercar owner and enthusiast Salomondrin’s YouTube channel in his video “Hyper 5”.

And now, to pay tribute to Salomondrin’s “Hyper 5”, we bring you a list of the worst crashes that have ever happened to these five hypercars. But be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted hypercar lover.

Read the entire article Top 5 HyperCrashes: Things That Make You Go ‘Ohh. Ouch.’

Porsche introduced the 918 Spyder back in 2013 and promised that it will only build 918 units, each starting at $845,000 or at $929,000 when equipped with the Weissach Package. Despite the impressive price tag, the German supercar is almost sold out and according to Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, planned production is sold out through early April.

Porsche also announced that the production of the 918 Syder plug-in hybrid supercar will end in July, which means that those who wanted to buy it they better hurry up in order to get one. What’s more interesting is that around 30 units were delivered globally so far and according to Automotive News.

Meanwhile, few units were recalled last summer due to a rear-axle problem. For those who don’t know, the 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 608 hp. The engine is coupled to a hybrid model that consists of a 115 kW electric motor and a decoupler that serves a connection with the combustion engine.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder is almost sold out

Even the most expensive supercars currently available on the market are facing recalls and the last example is Porsche’s 918 Spyder, which is recalled in order to fix a potential defect in the rear axle components. According to Bloomberg, around 46 units are affected by this recall and according to Porsche all the customers were contacted individually.

The good news is that no accidents or injuries related to the recall were reported. The $845,000 Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid supercar was unveiled last September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and it is a rival for the LaFerrari and the McLaren P1.

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.60liter mid-mounted V8 engine with dry-slump lubrication that generates 608 hp, but the vehicle also carries a hybrid module on the rear axle that produces 156 hp and an additional electric motor on the front, developing 129 hp.

Read the entire article Porsche recalls 918 Spyder for a potential defect in rear axle components

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is usually spotted in colours such as the GT Silver Metallic or the Rhodium Silver Metallic, but it appears that some people want to be different. It’s the case of this 918 Spyder owner from Sao Paolo, which ordered his supercar in a special Racing Yellow colour.

Although many of you will not like it, we do admit that the vehicle looks quite impressive and almost matches the Brazilian flag. For those who don’t know, the Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 570 hp, but also by a hybrid module on the rear axle that generates 90 kW as well as by an electric motor on the front axle that develops 80 kW.

The total output delivered by the Porsche 918 Spyder is 750 Nm. The supercar also comes with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 6.8 kWh.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder in Racing Yellow spotted in Brazil

Although the first specs of the Porsche 918 Spyder were already impressive, the German manufacturer announced today that its hybrid super sportscar is even faster. Fitted with the weight-optimised Weissach package, the Porsche 918 Spyder is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds), to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds) and 300 km/h (186 km/h) in 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).

As you may know already, two electric motors on the front and rear axle power the 918 Spyder. These motors push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. With the Weissach package fitted, the time is reduced to 6.1 seconds.

Moreover, the Porsche 918 Spyder featuring the Weissach package lapped the Nurburgring racetrack in 6:57 minutes. Despite its impressive performances, the 918 Spyder is certified to efficiency class A+.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder is even faster, beats its benchmark values

As you may know already, the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the Nurburgring in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. Still, Marc Lieb (Porsche factory driver) said that the car could go even faster. As a result, McLaren will return tu Nurburgring with its P1 hypercar in order to take on the Porsche 918 Spyder. For those who don’t know, the McLaren P1 lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 4 seconds, which means that the 918 Spyder was 7 seconds faster than the British car.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine delivering 608 hp and is coupled to a hybrid module because the vehicle is designed as a parallel hybrid. The hybrid module consists of a 115 kW electric motor and a decoupler that serves as a connection with the combustion engine.

On the front axle there is another independent electric motor that has an output of 95 kW. The total amount of power delivered by the Porsche 918 Spyder is 887 hp. The German supercar hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.7 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 22 seconds. Meanwhile, the McLaren P1 uses a twin-turbo V8 engine rated at 737 hp as well as an electric motor which delivers 179 hp.

Read the entire article McLaren P1 attempting to set a new record Nurburgring to beat the Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche believes that with the entry of the Macan compact SUV and the 918 Spyder hybrid to its product lineup, the brand’s profit growth is predicted to resume in 2014. Porsche Chief Financial Officer Lutz Meschke said that the Volkswagen Group brand is aiming for a boost in earnings before interest and taxes next year after a surge in spending on new vehicles prevents operating profit from increasing in 2013.

Meschke said that the expenses for the capacity expansion and the new model lines will be much higher in the second half of the year compared to the first half. He said that the goal of Porsche is to increase profit in 2014.

In August 2012, Volkswagen was able to get full control of Porsche's automaking operations. Volkswagen benefited from the earnings from the division and other luxury brands like Audi and Bentley and helped cushion the fallout from domestic financial difficulties as the demand for new cars is at its lowest for the past two decades.

Read the entire article Porsche expects profit growth to resume in 2014 as Macan, 918 Spyder join the lineup

The Porsche 918 Spyder is now the fastest production car that has ever run a lap at the Nürburgring but Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz claims that it has even greater potential. It boasted a lap time of 6:57, breaking the record set by the Dodge Viper ACR at 7:12. Hatz said that during the 6:57 run, the Porsche 918 did not use its full capabilities since it didn’t get any special tuning or revisions for the track and driver Marc Lieb was asked to stop after just three laps around the track when he attained the final quoted time.

Apparently, Porsche had underestimated the car as it had earlier quoted a time of 7:14. Powering the 2015 Porsche 918 Spider is a hybrid drivetrain that produces 887 hp through all four wheels. It has a price tag of $845,000 and is slated to go on sale in the U.S. in 2014.

Porsche has already received orders for about two-thirds of the 918 units that will be made. Hatz wouldn’t say what speed the 918 could reach around the Nurburgring track but he mentioned that the 918’s rear wing was in a fixed position during the run. This means that the car will meet its full potential with aerodynamic adjustments.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder could go even faster on Nurburgring, says Wolfgang Hatz

The configurator for the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder has made its debut. The production model recently came out at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Those who use the configurator will be able to choose from 12 exterior paint colors, three wheel options, and seven interior treatments. Liquid Metal Silver and Liquid Metal Chrome Blue are included in the options for exterior paint.

918 Spyder wheels painted in Platinum are also available. The 918 Spyder can also be fitted with leather interior in Onyx Black with piping in Acid Green. Other options include a cupholder, six-point seatbelts and a fire extinguisher. Buyers may pick up their vehicle at either the plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen or Leipzig.

Those who arrange for the Leipzig setup will receive professional supervision during three hours of track time. The configurator doesn’t indicate the pricing. However, Porsche has made an earlier announcement that the plug-in hybrid will have a starting price of $845,000 when it starts selling later this year.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder configurator is the ultimate online game

Toyota’s Prius will be facing some pretty fierce competition as both Porsche and BMW have introduced new sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show that are powerful but are also very fuel-efficient. Porsche's 918 Spyder hybrid, which costs $845,000, can make the sprint from zero to 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour in 2.8 seconds.

According to European fuel-economy data, it offers the equivalent of about 3.9 liters/100km (72 mpg UK/60 mpg U.S.). This easily beats the basic Prius hybrid’s rating of 5.6 liters/100km (50 mpg UK/41 mpg U.S.). Also in Frankfurt, BMW unveiled the i8 -- a plug-in hybrid sports car that’s expected to go on sale in 2014. This supercar has a rating of 2.5 liters/100km (113mpg UK/94 mpg U.S.).

In comparison, the Prius plug-in offers 3 liters/100km (95 mpg UK/79 mpg U.S.). The other competitors in this segment of ultra-efficient supercars include Ferrari's 1 million euro ($1.32 million) LaFerrari and Mercedes' 416,500 euro SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive. These supercars aid in meeting more stringent emissions regulations while maintaining their tremendous power and performance.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder, Bmw i8 actually more fuel-efficient than a Toyota Prius

Porsche has on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany its production-ready 918 Spyder, which is considered as the Carrera GT successor. It took a long time to get from concept to final production guise. Porsche is limiting the production of this new flagship to just 918 units. It is equipped with a plug-in hybrid system that includes a naturally-aspirated V8 4.6-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors.

One is installed on the front axle; the other one is mounted at the rear. The conventional power unit is capable of delivering an output of 608 HP (447 kW) at 8,700 rpm. On the other hand, the electric motors produce 286 hp (210 kW) at 6,500 rpm.

When combined, the 918 Spyder offers an output of 887 hp (652 kW) and a maximum torque that varies from 917 Nm (676 lb-ft) to 1,280 Nm (944 lb-ft), depending on gear ratio. Power is distributed from a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox to the front axle when electric power is used. But when it is used as a hybrid, power is sent to all four wheels.

Read the entire article 2013 Frankfurt: Porsche 918 Spyder is a fuel-efficient supercar [Live Photos]

Porsche has finally unveiled the production version of the 918 Spyder here at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Later today we will give you guys some fresh photos from the show but for now, let’s take a look at the specs. We have a mid-mounted dry-sump-lubricated 4.6-liter V8 engine developing 608 hp combined with three electric motors, which produce 268 hp.

The total amount of power delivered by the 918 Spyder is 887 hp. Yes, less than its main rivals, the McLaren P1 (903 hp) and the Ferrari Laferrari (949 hp). Also, it is a little bit cheaper, as it starts at $845,000, while the other rival supercars start at over $1 million.

Despite the “small” price, the Porsche 918 Spyder has some impressive performance figures: 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 7.7 seconds from 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) and 22 seconds to hit 300 km/h or 186 mph. As we know, the 918 Spyder can act as an electric car for almost 20 miles (36 km) at speeds of up to 93 mph or 157 km/h.

Read the entire article 2013 IAA: Porsche shows the production version for the 918 Spyder
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