VIDEO: Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach package

Since the McLaren P1 has been tarting itself on the media circuit it’s easy to forget how good the Porsche 918 Spyder is. With the optional Weissach package the 918 is even better. In this clip Porsche gives us a quick rundown of the benefits included in the Weissach pack.

Autocar drives the Porsche 918 Spyder

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UK mag Autocar is one of the first to drive and post a video review of the Porsche 918 Spyder. It’s a track only review but you still get a sense of how seamlessly the electric motors and the 4.6 litre V8 interact. The review is very positive and as the first of the hybrid […]

Build your own Porsche 918 Spyder

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Word is that Porsche has almost sold all of its 918 Spyder hybrid hypercars. They’re only making 918 of them and the first delivery is expected on the 18th of September (there’s that 918 number thing again). And unless you have the seven figures likely required to buy one for yourself the closest you’re likely […]

Porsche 918 Spyder claims Nürburgring lap record

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Last week Porsche took a pair of production-spec 918 Spyders to the Nürburgring and created history. The 887hp/652kW petrol electric hybrid has just been officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and Porsche used the occassion to announce the 918’s Nordschleife lap time. Factory racing driver Marc Lieb was at the wheel of a 918 […]

Frankfurt 2013: Porsche 918 Spyder

At last the wraps have come off the production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder. The petrol electric hybrid sportscar has had a long gestation, first gracing the floor of the Geneva Motor Show in early 2010. It then trasnformed into the 918 RSR for the Detroit Auto Show in 2011, with the order book […]

Detroit 2011: Porsche 918 RSR

The Porsche 918 RSR has just been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. Its body is based on the 918 Spyder, its power inspired by the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Here’s some headline stats for the 918 RSR. It has a petrol powered V8 engine, which produces 560hp at a massive 10,300rpm. This is joined […]

Porsche to start 2011 with world debut at Detroit

Porsche has confirmed it will be bringing “an important show debut” to the NAIAS in Detroit later this month. What we don’t know for sure is what that model will be. Current speculation says it will be a 918 Coupé; a model sitting above the 911, but below the 918 Spyder, which debuted at Geneva […]

Jay Leno on the Porsche 918 Spyder

AUSmotive is fast becoming Porsche 918 Spyder central; this is the fourth article on the hybrid hypercar inside one week after all. However, this close up look provided by Jay Leno is one of the best opportunities yet to get a good understanding of the 918’s finer details. The chemistry between Jay and Porsche Design […]

New info on the Porsche 918 Spyder

In late July word came through that Porsche had signed off on production for the stunning 918 Spyder with hybrid drive. Now a prototype 918 is touring the United States. It is understood the car will be on show in California and Florida only. A series of images apparently taken before the California event have […]

918 Spyder set to become most expensive Porsche ever

The Porsche 918 Spyder now has around 2000 expressions of interest. Last we heard the count was at 900 or so, just 100 short of the minimum number Porsche required to build the hybrid brute; offering a 500bhp 3.4 litre V8 and a 230bhp electric motor. Now that it looks more likely than not that […]

If Porsche builds it, they will buy it

The wonderful looking Porsche 918 Spyder which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March is one step closer to reality according to a report published by Bloomberg. Speaking last week at Auto China in Beijing, Wolfgang Duerheimer, Porsche development boss, said, “I’m confident that we will soon reach the threshold of 1,000. We need […]