Porsche 918 Concept

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Officially it?s only a concept, but there?s no doubt that project XG10 -- or the 918 Spyder concept -- will pave the way for the next Porsche supercar. And what a supercar it is going to be: in addition to the normally aspirated, high-revving, 3.4-liter V-8 good for 500 hp, the striking 918 Spyder has three electric motors onboard that add another 218 hp to the tally. Says Wolfgang D?rheimer, board member in charge of R&D: ?This car can lap the N?rburgring faster than the Carrera GT. At the same time, it averages 95 mpg when driven gently. Are we going to build it? We will definitely bring some blank sales contracts to the Geneva show, but it?s too early to talk pricing, production volumes, and timing.?

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http://www.automobilemag.com/green/news/1003_2011_porsche_918_spyder_hybrid_concept/index.html
 

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Dear mother of all that's holy that is ridiculously insane !

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Omg. My pants have never before been wetter. This thing is beyond amazing, beyond beautiful. I have a new dream car.
 
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Unprecedented amounts of want here :drool:
 

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Provided this isn't some design students midterm exam i'll take mine in Martini Racing livery thank you very much (or perhaps jagermeister).
 

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A Porsche that doesn't look like a 911 or isn't ugly? Wow.

And yes, WANT. Thank god it has a 500hp V8 and not some sort of voodoo hybrid powertrain.
 

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Wow. Porsche can still design a beautiful-looking car.

I take back everything I ever said about the Panamera. Somebody please buy one and help raise the development money for this.
 

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A Porsche that doesn't look like a 911 or isn't ugly? Wow.

And yes, WANT. Thank god it has a 500hp V8 and not some sort of voodoo hybrid powertrain.


well it does have a voodoo hybrid drivetrain it's just offset by the aforementioned V8
 

CrzRsn

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well it does have a voodoo hybrid drivetrain it's just offset by the aforementioned V8

Oh damn. I stopped reading at 3.4l V8 good for 500hp.
 

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A Porsche that doesn't look like a 911 or isn't ugly? Wow.

And yes, WANT. Thank god it has a 500hp V8 and not some sort of voodoo hybrid powertrain.

Maybe not Voodoo hybrid powertrain, but at least out of the ordinary:

striking 918 Spyder has three electric motors onboard that add another 218 hp to the tally. Says Wolfgang D?rheimer, board member in charge of R&D: ?This car can lap the N?rburgring faster than the Carrera GT. At the same time, it averages 95 mpg when driven gently.
 

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That red button. Launch the rockets?
 

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Do they deliver a set of V2 rockets with the car as well? That said, this thing is massively insane although it doesn't look like a Porsche to me.
 
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