Porsche 918 Spyder Runs 7:14 ‘Ring’ Lap Time

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Sep 19, 2012
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    Porsche 918 Spyder Runs Red-Hot 7:14 ‘Ring’ Lap Time

    Something of a media darling, the Porsche 918 Spyder is gathering attention practically without trying and the latest information is sure to fuel those flames further: a seven-minute, 14-second lap time around the Nurburgring.

    That not only beats the car’s 7:22 target time, but puts the hybrid supercar in line with the Lexus LFA. Not only that, but the car is also faster than the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R.

    Possibly more ticklish than that, it’s expected to be capable of achieving up to 78 mpg because it’s a hybrid. Of course, running in the mode necessary for high performance, the 78 mpg mark likely won’t be possible, but if there’s ever been a car to let you have your cake and eat it too, this is probably it.

  2. #2 V8stangman, Sep 19, 2012
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    Porsche 918 Spyder Brochure Leaks With New Photos

    The Porsche 918 Spyder is the newest supercar from the German luxury automaker, and today the brochure for the car leaked showing off some new exterior and interior photos.

    Paint color options are included in the brochure, revealing that it will be offered in around 12 different colors, including a choice between solid paint or metallic paint. Two full livery options will also be available to celebrate the cars racing heritage: the classic Martini Racing livery, and a Salzburg Racing Design livery. Also revealed by the images is the availability of the a clear-coat carbon fiber targa roof.

    Getting its power from a 4.6-liter V8 based on the engine found in the original RS Spyder LMP2 race car, the latest from Porsche promises 770 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque thanks to its gas-powered engine connected to a pair of electric motors. An option package meant for racing will also be available for the car, which will add six-point harnesses, upgraded brakes, and provide an additional weight loss of about 77 lbs.

  3. I can't believe it's real. Srsly.
  4. Love it.
  5. I'm kind of excited to see one of these
    and I haven't been excited about a car for some time
  6. first set of pictures is the old teaser ones, still has the concept car wheels and dash. the dash is clearly an imagine and those aren't actual buttons yet. the brochure photos look photoshopped too, the wheels don't line up and some of them have the old concept car wheels.

    i think it's fake
  7. What a sexy #$%#in beast.
  8. In all honesty, probably have not been this excited about a new supercar since the release of the Murcielago. Truly impressive.
  9. thanks for info and pics.
    I'm pretty sure how the final 918 can do also betetr than 7.14
  10. #12 V8stangman, Sep 20, 2012
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    Porsche 918 Spyder Captured in Video

    News about the Ferrari-killing Porsche 918 Spyder hasn’t been scarce, but video footage has been and that’s left one thing lacking: exhaust notes.

    A small clip of the car taking a hot corner on the Nurburgring offered a taste earlier this summer where the car’s 4.6-liter V8 gave a throaty roar. But that’s not the only song Porsche’s newest supercar can sing.

    A total 795 hp delivered to the wheels between the V8 and electric motors lets the car hit 60 mph in less than three seconds and offers almost 626 lb-ft of torque at only 2,000 rpm.

    With a promised 78 mpg maximum courtesy of its hybrid drivetrain, it would be reasonable to assume that this might be both the most powerful Porsche to date but also the least noisy.

    That’s exactly what the latest footage shows. While the car can deliver harrowing howls at high rpms, its electric motors give a quiet hum as the car glides along at low speeds. Of course, the car probably isn’t in performance mode. Regardless, there’s something to be said for a car that can offer an inspiring roar when asked but knows the merit of only speaking when spoken to.

  11. #13 mafalda, Sep 21, 2012
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  12. i'm surprised to see a die hard ferrari guy getting excited for a porsche supercar
  13. I like/love (almost) all supercars.
    I don't like: Crusades; haters; fake-scoops; fake-superperformances; fake-monstrelaps and, top of the list, the fundamentalist who call other users "fanboy" just because they don't accept his nonsense... <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  14. wow it's faster than a top of the line nissan. truly a remarkable feat
  15. more than 10 seconds faster on the first tries.
  16. A top of the line Nissan that is comparable in its performance to top-level supercars...

    Nissan or not, it's #$%#ing fast, and a performance benchmark.
  17. #19 christofurr, Sep 21, 2012
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    The best part about that vid was the F40.
  18. the launch of this still doesn't make a carrera gt affordable enough for me <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  19. it never will come down to reasonable enough prices. unless theres something horribly wrong with it. in which case if you fly me out to holland I'll show you how to fix it.
  20. #22 V8stangman, Oct 5, 2012
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    The Porsche 918 might go under 7 minutes at the ‘Ring.

    When asked to explain what the Porsche 918’s 7:14 lap time around the Nürburgring Nordschleife means, Müller laughed and said, “That means this car will be a huge – huge – milestone for Porsche. One year ago we had a target of 7:20-7:22 or something. Last week one of our engineers drove one lap in 7:14. The record is 7:11. So I suppose at the end of the year, we will have a new record at the Nurburgring.”

    When asked how much faster the 918 can go, Müller turned coy, “If we are lucky, it will be under 7 minutes…but, I don’t know, we’ll see…”

    After giving Müller and von Platen a hard time about taking Martini Racing “camouflaged” 918s to the ‘Ring and Pike’s Peak in the name of clever marketing, von Platen gave a considered a response as to why, Martini livery or not, the hybrid-powered 918 was more than just another superfast supercar.

    “I think it is very sympathetic. It shows how Porsche is. It is also about taking care of the roots and the tradition. Our engineers are very proud of this car, so we put this livery on the car. And it gives sympathy,” said von Platen.

    “It is a very important car for the brand because it clearly showcases that performance is still relevant for the future, by meeting all of the standards for emissions and everything. The 918 clearly shows that the sports car has a future, in the future – in a very sympathetic way.”

    Read more: http://blogs.motortrend.com/paris-motor-show-exclusive-porsche-confirms-sportturismo-cues-across-the-brand-hints-at-6-min-918-and-600-hp-911-26089.html#ixzz28Qp4GLmV
  21. Inconcievable

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