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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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 |  Jul 25 2014, 2:46 PM

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The Porsche 918 Spyder could be the quickest accelerating car in the world.

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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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 |  Sep 15 2013, 10:01 AM

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The driver behind the wheel of the record-setting Nurburgring run with the Porsche 918 Spyder claims that the vehicle can go even faster on the world famous track.

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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 09 2013, 8:10 PM

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Porsche’s sexy 918 Spyder was in plain view for all to see on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are some important details on this mind-bogglingly powerful and equally efficient machine.

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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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 |  Jun 18 2013, 4:31 PM

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Porsche is busy testing out its latest supercar, the 918 Spyder, and the brand has just released a video showing the car testing in some extreme heat conditions. 

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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 16 2013, 5:07 PM

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Porsche has finally divulged all of the specs and information on the production-ready version of its 918 Spyder supercar, along with a gallery of photos showing the car in its production form. 

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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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 |  May 02 2013, 12:31 PM

Green Cars Coming Your Way


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Hybrid technology is improving at an impressive rate and is continuing to find its way into more and more vehicles.

A significant number of new and exciting hybrids are coming to market this year and early next. No, these aren’t all Prius wannabes. There are some interesting cars on the way, like the ultra efficient VW XL1 seen above. Check out some of these hybrid luxury sedans, rugged crossovers and even a pair of supercars.

If you’re not yet convinced to hop on the hybrid bandwagon, this should help. And if you already are, but haven’t found the right gas-electric vehicle for you, perhaps it’s coming soon to a dealership near you.

 |  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 18 2012, 2:01 PM

10. 2013 Mercedes-Benz G65


Day three of our Dream Car Garages series is brought to you by the wishful mind of Road Test Editor Richard Cazeau. First on his list, the Mercedes G65.

Why an SUV? Because it all about the “just in case” factor of: hauling in-laws, moving a buddy to a new apartment or a jaunt to Lake Tahoe. And since Land Rovers and Range Rovers are so played-out by Hollywood celebs, why not opt for a classic?

Why this SUV? Well, regular richies can have the G63 with its 544 hp twin-turbo V8. Instead, the not-sold-in-America G65 gets four more cylinders and makes an outrageous 612 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque! That’s why.

 

 |  Oct 26 2012, 3:22 PM

Porsche’s upcoming 918 spyder supercar hasn’t been media shy. It’s got 800 hp, it ran a 7:14 lap around the Nurburgring, but what about the most important number: the price?

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 8:31 AM

And Why They're Wrong


With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid.

Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true driving enthusiast.

With so much misinformation about hybrid vehicles being spread around, we’ve decided to debunk six myths about gas-electric cars.

 |  Oct 08 2012, 6:32 PM

Remember when the Porsche 918 Spyder turned in a lap time of 7:14 at the Nürburgring? The German automaker has decided to release a video of its brilliant hybrid supercar, as it tested out on the world-famous track.

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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 19 2012, 1:54 PM

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. 

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 7:02 PM

Porsche has released more than one set of images of its upcoming 918 spyder concept, but now the production version looks like it has also been revealed.

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 |  Jul 23 2012, 9:31 AM

Amid sprinklings of trivia, like the fact that Porsche Cars Canada sells more winter tires than its neighbor to the south, CEO Joe Lawrence has revealed a minor, though interesting detail on the upcoming 918 Spyder.

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 |  Jul 13 2012, 9:01 AM

Inspired by race cars the Porsche 918 Spyder will be a truly awesome performance machine when it hits the market, but the German sports car maker is already planning an even more capable version.

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 |  May 25 2012, 10:32 AM

Hotly anticipated by media and alike, the Porsche 918 Spyder is going to make an in-person appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, as will the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.

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