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Car thief takes Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package for a short drive

Along with the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder completes the so-called hypercar Holy Trinity. This mid-engine four-wheel drive two-passenger hypercar is powered by a 4.6-liter V8. It can produce a combined power of 887 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. torque which can shoot the 918 from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. This 7-speed dual-clutch automatic hypercar is also offered with a manual-shifting mode and can produce a top speed of 214 mph.

The limited-edition Porsche 918 Spyder has recently broken the Nurburgring Nordschleife track record. The 918 Spyder conquered the 12.8-mile lap in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds, 14 seconds faster than the previous Nurburgring record. The Nurburgring Nordschleife is one of the toughest tracks that measure the true potential of a super sports car, and for the 918 Spyder to be able to break records on this track, it must be several degrees of awesome

With this model, Porsche proves that it has definitely upped its game by redefining “performance, efficiency and driving pleasure” as it maximizes driving dynamics while keeping fuel consumption at a minimum. All these good things might have been the reason why a 22-year old man from Salt Lake City decided to get his hands on a 918 Spyder from a Porsche dealership; or maybe not.

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Craigslist ad of $1.59 million Porsche 918 Spyder seems too good to be true

Craigslist is the home to anything and everything. Literally. It’s a website devoted to all kinds of advertisements from job postings, to housings and home essentials, and even the constant search for Mr. Right. It’s a jumble of related and sometimes unrelated postings and some bizarre advertisements but that’s the whole point why Craigslist came to be.

Craigslist has become a modern treasure hunting site and we’ll bet you half a treasure chest this will be the most frequented site for the modern Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbosa. There are a lot of hidden treasures in Craigslist if you just look hard enough.

It might be the most unusual site to find hidden treasures from that perfect bedside lamp you’ve always been looking for to the man of your dreams. It is also the haven for those who are looking for secondhand vehicles offered with the best deals. More so, it is also the place to get the sweetest deals on newly released cars.

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Wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder to be sold off at auction

People have different ways of getting rid of things that seem useless to them but worth something for others. That’s how garage sales come to life and how we find the perfect pair of pants or the perfect dresses that were once the favorites of its past owners. Then there are things that seem to have a higher value as it ages, like wine and some classic furniture or what we generally call antiquities.

There are also limited edition goods that are extremely valuable for collectors. But is it worth it to buy defective or totalled limited edition goods? The Porsche 918 Spyder is considered to be the most user friendly member of the holy trinity of supercars (its other members are the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari).

Run by a 4.6 liter V8 engine and two electric motors, it has a combined output of 887 horsepower and a top speed of 210 mph. It was sold at a starting price of $847,000 and was quickly sold out by December 2014. Only 918 units were ever made, so imagine the horror of discovering one wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder. I

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Nine of the Fastest Accelerating Production Cars of 2016

For a long time, top speed has been the basis in measuring a vehicle’s capability and performance. However, this has become an impractical way since performance cars simply cannot achieve such a speed outside the test track due to road conditions and structure.

Thus, quickness in acceleration becomes a better measure. In terms or racing, it is more practical to record the time it takes for a car to get to a certain speed; standard international scale go by 0 to 100 kilometers or an equivalent 0 to 62 miles per hour while American vehicles us the 60 mph standard.

The ability of a car to get itself to speed up from around a corner is a more significant factor to consider than how it is able to start off at full speed but having to slow down when it comes to a corner.

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The Dubai Police has the most fascinating collection of exotic cars. In fact, people all over the world have taken an interest in their social media accounts since these let us know what new vehicles they’ve added to their fleet. The latest model is a Porsche 918 Spyder.

The Police department is planning to use these cars on tourist locations. Actually, their counterparts all around United Arab Emirates use cars such as Bugatti Veyron, a Lexus RC-F, a Brabus Widestar, a Lamborghini Aventador, a BMW i8 and others.

A police siren isn’t needed on its roof as this hybrid hypercar just stands out immediately thanks to its hot body and distinctive police livery. This car is powered by its 608bhp, 4.6-liter engine with eight cylinders.

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When the Porsche 918 Spyder that features the stunning Gulf Oil racing livery was up for sale, it came at a price of $845,000. That was relatively affordable, considering that the other rival hypercars such as Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 fetched higher prices. Now that all 918 Spyders were sold out and only two of them had featured the Gulf Oil racing livery, this model is expected to go up in value.

Interestingly, DuPont Registry is already selling one of these two 918 Spyders for an undisclosed price. However, it would not be a surprise if the Porsche 918 Spyder on sale will be sold for a seven-figure amount.

After all, aside from sporting the very rare Oil racing livery, it features the Weissach performance package, which helped it set its fastest time on the Nurburgring.

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The soon-to-be-launched Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar will be sold out once customers are given the chance to test-drive it, according to Wolfgang Hatz, head of the carmaker’s R&D. Hatz remarked during the Shanghai motor show that several customers have already expressed interest in acquiring the very expensive Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar.

He quipped that the hypercar’s high price point means that customer would want to drive it first before deciding to buy it. The Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar carries a price of around £672,000.

Hatz said that as soon as the first 918 Spyders are ready, customers can drive them. He expressed confidence that Porsche will be able to sell all examples, noting that the carmaker has sold more 918s than it had at the same point in the launch process with the Carrera GT. Currently, the only 918s running are prototypes.

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The Porsche 918 Spyder will get a Race Track package that reduces weight and boosts overall performance. The Porsche 918 Spyder already takes inspiration from race cars but then, the automaker thought about making a version that’s even more intense. It’s not surprising really since this is the same company that delivered the 911 GT3 RS, which is basically a street-legal race car.

Instead of increasing the power, this very expensive package is made lighter by removing items like the interior luxuries and the paint, reducing the overall curb weight by more than 60 lbs, according to Autocar.

The standard curb weight is likely to fall below 3,700 lbs, which isn’t too light but is still impressive, considering the electronics and batteries on board. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be too much of a burden to get this vehicle moving, especially with its electric motors coupled to a 4.6-liter V8, resulting to an output of about 770 hp.

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After more than two years since its launch at the 2010 Geneva Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder concept is set to make its debut in the United Kingdom at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Due to its popularity even back then, the Porsche 918 Spyder concept was given the approval for production.

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept will be displayed at Porsche’s booth at the Moving Motor Show, giving the public a chance to see what Porsche Intelligent Performance could do in the future.

Porsche 918 Spyder concept is a hybrid car powered by a V8 petrol engine that provides over 500 hp and further aided by two electric motors that combine for at least 160 kW (218hp). The 918 Spyder concept is projected to travel 94 miles on a gallon of fuel, based on the NEDC.

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It’s not a secret that Porsche is working hard its next supercar, the 918 Spyder, right? Today, the German manufacturer revealed some photos in order to see in what level of development is the new car. As you can see from the photos, the design is almost finished but customers will have to wait some more, as the 918 Spyder will go into production at the end of September 2013 and the first buyers will receive their cars by the end of 2013.

The 918 Spyder prototypes were “dressed” like the historical Porsche 917 racing cars but the new vehicle promises to offer a lot more, such as a combination of a combustion engine (V8) and two independent electric motors, one on the front and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is expected to deliver a total output of 770 hp and an impressive fuel consumption of three litres per 100 kilometres. Furthermore, the 918 Spyder will feature full carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque with unit carrier, fully adaptive aerodynamics, adaptive rear-axle steering and the upward-venting “top pipes” exhaust system.

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Finally, Porsche has confirmed that 918 Spyder Hybrid supercar, which will soon start production, would make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Porsche’s Christophorus Magazine reports that the 918 Spyder will feature several changes from the concept car unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The production version will be powered by a 4.6L V8 instead of the 3.4L V8 that was announced previously.

It has more displacement but then, it has also been provided with plenty of new technology, including a central injector positioned directly beside a spark plug, a central oil feed to the crankshaft, a variable-pressure composite oil pump and scavenge pump, forged lightweight pistons from a Formula 1 supplier, a very high compression ratio and variable valve timing – a first for a Porsche model.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid supercar will get a bigger V8 and only two electric motors

Porsche officially announced today that it will put on sale the 918 Spyder super sports car for an incredible price of 645,000 Euro (this is the starting price which will be subject to VAT and country-specific charges). According to the German manufacturer, the new car will be produced in a limited edition of just 918 units.

Production will start on 18 September 2013, 9/18 in US date convention, while deliveries will start in November 2013. As expected, the car will feature the same engine found on the 918 Spyder Concept, which means we will see V8 engine capable to deliver more than 368 kW (500 hp), helped by two electric motors – one each on the front and rear axle – with a joint mechanical output of at least 160 kW (218 hp).

The engine will be mated to a seven-gear Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. Moreover, the car will be capable to store the energy from the electric motors using a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that can be charged from a conventional domestic power socket, delivering a range in excess of 25 km (16 miles) in the NEDC on purely electric power.

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In order to make some extra cash for developing the new 918 Spyder (priced at a whooping 645,000 Euro), Porsche is now offering the exclusive 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder”, a limited edition celebrating the production of the new supercar. Just like the 918 Spyder, the production of the Porsche 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder” will be limited to no more than 918 units, but do expect to get some extra features for this.

According to Porsche, the new special edition is inspired by the 918 Spyder's characteristic individual features. Some of these include acid green features such as the specific and part-embroidered model logos and seams, the instrument cluster needles, the specific PCM screen and illuminated door entry guards.

The car will also feature a limited edition badge on the glove compartment lid, which can be the same number as the 918 Spyder the customer has ordered.

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As you may know already, Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, in order to mark its return to the show after a four-year pause. Many of you believed that the new car previews the production version of Porsche’s upcoming supercar, but it appears that this is not firm’s plan.

According to company’s board member for development, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the 918 RSR development will be focused on motorsport.

The road version of this car will be the 918 Spyder, unveiled almost one year ago at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. According to Dürheimer, it appears that Porsche learned its lesson from the Carrera GT supercar, which used a similar roof concept as the 918 Spyder.

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As expected, Porsche unveiled today the 918 RSR, a new two-seater mid-engine coupe which uses the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder. The new car shows muscular wheel arches, dynamic air intakes and a pulpit-like cockpit as well as a new "liquid metal chrome blue" colour created in order to underscore the sculptured curves of the forms.

The car is powered by the same V8 engine found in the 918 Spyder Concept, capable to deliver 563 hp at 10,300/rpm in the 918 RSR.

Furthermore, the V8 engine is helped by the electric motors on the two front wheels each contribute 75 kW, which means a total of 150 kW. The total output delivered by the car is 767 hp.

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For sure, many Porsche fans will be visiting its booth at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, especially with its recent confirmation that its new model will be “spectacular.” Porsche is currently working on several brand new models, including the production version of last year’s 918 Spyder Concept, a new entry-level sports car and compact SUV; however, these will not be released until several more years.

Rather, Porsche is expected to preview a model that won’t be for general sale but will be targeted at racing enthusiasts and professional motorsport teams.

An AutoBild report states that Porsche will preview a new customer race car in the form of a 918 Coupe.

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We have great news for all the Porsche fans out there: firm’s boss Matthias Muller has just announced that the manufacturer is considering a new model that could be slotted between the 911 and the 918 Spyder.

Porsche already announced that it will build a smaller baby-Cayenne dubbed Cajun, which will be based on the Audi Q5 crossover, and sources confirmed the fact that the design of this car is already completed.

Apparently, the Porsche Cajun will be built as a two-door in the first years of production and will take on the 2012 Range Rover Evoque.

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As you may know already, back in July, Porsche announced that it will start the development of the Carrera GT successor, based on the 918 Spyder Concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.

For those who don't know, the 918 Spyder Concept is powered by a V8 engine delivering 500 hp but also by two electric motors which deliver a total output of 218 hp (169 kW).

The engine is mated to a seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission and can push the car from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.2 seconds while the top speed is limited electronically to 320 km/h (198 mph).

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