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 |  Oct 21 2014, 6:55 AM

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If you’ve had your eyes on the Porsche 918 Spyder, you should act quickly.

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 |  Sep 10 2014, 8:02 AM

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Even expensive exotics are susceptible to recalls.

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 |  Mar 15 2014, 1:00 PM

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If looks could kill, Porsche‘s latest exotic would be fatal.

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 |  Nov 18 2013, 7:47 AM

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Nothing should move this quickly, but thank goodness it does. Porsche just announced that last minute “tuning measures” given to the 918 Spyder shave the car’s 0-60 sprint to 2.5 seconds.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 9:04 PM

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The Porsche 918 Spyder has set a Nurburgring record lap time of 6:57 and now you can hop along for the ride.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 11:35 AM

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It’s hard to believe but the Frankfurt Motor Show press preview kicks off next week. Where has summer gone? Heating things up, here’s a glimpse of what storied German sportscar builder Porsche plans to display at the international event.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 1:45 PM

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Porsche will continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 911 model at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a stunning display of new and historic models.

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 |  May 17 2013, 2:02 PM

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Yesterday, Porsche unveiled the 918 Spyder in production form and now we’ve gotten our hands on even more photos of the hybrid supercar.

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 |  May 15 2013, 8:01 AM

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With all the attention the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 have received in recent months, it’s hard to forget that Porsche is working on its own hybrid supercar, the 918 Spyder.

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 |  May 06 2013, 3:32 PM

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The Porsche 918 Spyder isn’t sold out yet, but the German automaker’s head of research and development is confident that it will when potential customers get to drive it.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 2:40 PM

Porsche is on the brink of bringing its 918 Spyder sports car to market, but that doesn’t mean it’s tapped the top rung of its performance potential. 

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 |  Jan 18 2013, 11:15 AM

Although almost all the facts are already known about the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder, the German brand is still tweaking and perfecting the car, which means spy photos are still coming.

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 |  Dec 26 2012, 3:50 PM

According to leaked photos, Porsche has applied for a patent on the 918 Spyder in China, revealing the first visuals of the production model.

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 5:34 PM

Reports of a car slotting between the Porsche 911 and 918 have been swirling for quite a while and now the automaker has registered a new name it the German patent office.

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 |  Oct 04 2012, 7:02 PM

The newest supercar from Porsche, the 918, has already been clocked at a seven-minute, 14-second lap time around the Nurburgring, but once the car reaches full production, it may be capable of a time below seven minutes. 

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 |  Sep 20 2012, 12:16 PM

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.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 4:00 PM

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.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 7:09 AM

To help keep the hype alive, Porsche has released a series of photos of its upcoming 918 Spyder decked out in full Martini Racing livery. Spy photos already captured have shown the 918 in a black-and-white version of the famous livery, though these are the first full color images.

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 |  Jul 30 2012, 9:02 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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 |  Jul 24 2012, 3:47 PM

Photos of the Porsche 918 Spyder have been hitting the media like a boxer on a speed pad recently, and thanks to the latest spy photos, the German Ferrari killer’s interior is now partially visible.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 1:32 PM

The Porsche 918 Spyder was spotted testing on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers a few days back, and now a video has surfaced that lets us see, and hear the new supercar.

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 |  Mar 20 2012, 7:32 AM

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Porsche has every intention of changing how the world perceives supercars when the 918 Spyder finally hits the market in 2013. The German automaker shocked the world when it debuted its concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where the vehicle garnered enough attention to get the green light within months.

The 918 Spyder will be the world’s first plug-in hybrid supercar, and earlier this year we found out that it’d be powered by a 4.6L V8 based on the race engine found in the original RS Spyder LMP2 race car. Now there’s three prototypes out there testing Porsche’s new formula for success.

Out at the Nardo Test Track in Italy, Porsche literally slapped together – as you can tell by the photos – a 918 Spyder for some thorough on track testing. The 570-hp powerplant is mated to a pair of electric motors for a total power output of 770-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. But that’s not all, Porsche is experimenting with a “Hot Lap” mode that brings torque output to 700 lb-ft temporarily. Imagine 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds without having to use any gas.

But Porsche knows plenty of power is nothing if the vehicle weighs too much. The engineers are hard at work to lighten the load on the 918 Spyder, freely using an abundance of carbon fiber and aluminum throughout its chassis. Their mark of less than 3,700 lbs will make the 918 Spyder a true supercar.

Unfortunately the test mule, lacking the vehicle’s complete bodywork and aerodynamics, was limited to just 400-hp and topped out at 80-mph. Even then, the 918 Spyder proved to be an exhilarating experience and by all means, Porsche’s next supercar looks to be revolutionary.

GALLERY: Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype

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[Source: Wired]

 |  Dec 06 2010, 8:27 AM

For the first time in four years Porsche will exhibit at the Detroit Auto Show, with a debut that is certain to reassert its presence. According to Hans-Gerd Bode, a spokesman for the German sports car maker, the vehicle will be “spectacular,” but, “You’ll have to wait and be surprised” he said.

The last time Porsche popped a surprise on us was at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year when it unveiled the 918 Spyder and subsequently stole the show.

It’s likely that Porsche will reveal another version of the 918 in Detroit, which will either be close to production or an actual production model.

The concept version features a hybrid setup that includes a 3.4-liter 500-hp V8 and two the electric motors (one at each front wheel) rated at 218-hp. The gasoline engine powers the rear wheels, while the electric motors work on the front two wheels. Porsche claims a 0-62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 198-mph. Possibly more amazing, however, is this concept’s capability to achieve 78 mpg. With the concept car’s V8 being donated by one of the company’s Porsche RS ALMS race cars, the production 918 will most certainly get a new gasoline engine.

Other possibilities for debuts include a baby Boxster model as well as the upcoming Cajun SUV, which Porsche only recently gave the green-light to head into production.

[Source: Bloomberg]