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  • Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring

    Just 6 minutes and 30 seconds. That's the targeted lap time for the 12.9-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife for Porsche's next hypercar. The information was confirmed to Top Gear magazine at last week's 2018 LA Auto Show by Frank-Steffen Walliser, the head of Porsche's motorsport department as well as the man responsible for the automaker's high-performance road cars and soon the 911 line, too. “It must achieve a 6:30 at the Nürburgring,” he said. “I don’t care about the drivetrain, 6:30 is the target.” Porsche may have to move that target, though, depending...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder road trip celebrating 10 million Facebook fans
    Today in first-world problems: Your Porsche 918 supercar may be recalled

    Last year, 30.7 million cars were recalled in the U.S. That's more or less one car, every second for the entire year—otherwise known as "routine." The Porsche 918 is anything but routine. Same goes for its recalls. Porsche announced Friday that it will recall 305 918 Spyders over a potential...

  • Porsche sent 19 918 Spyders over the Alps
    Witness 19 Porsche 918 Spyders attack the alps

    If you had a Porsche 918 Spyder, where would you want to take it? What if you had 18 friends that also owned 918 Spyders? It might be time to hit the Alps, which is what Porsche and 19 918 Spyder owners recently did. The route was 1,500 kilometers and the $20 million strong convoy had five days to...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback
    Porsche's next hypercar has to beat the 918's 'Ring time, will probably be electric

    Porsche's plans for a successor to the 918 are indefinitely on hold until the next technological breakthrough, which will likely involve batteries. The German brand was blunt in stating any future hypercar must outperform the 918 Spyder and beat its 6:57 lap time around the Nürburgring...

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    Have values for the 'Holy Trinity' of hypercars peaked already?

    The collector car market has turned down this year. Many auction houses report once desirable, high-end vehicles have failed to sell or have underperformed when crossing the block. It seems the same can now be said for the holy trinity of hypercars. The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche...

  • Brand new Porsche 918 Spyder for sale with Weissach package
    New Porsche 918 Spyder surfaces for sale online

    The Porsche 918 Spyder may have exited production in 2015, but it remains a highly desirable car for good reasons. Those in the market will be happy to hear a 918 Spyder has hit the market -- and it's brand new. Al Ain Class Motors, located in Dubai, has listed the 918 Spyder minus a price tag...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder back at the Nürburgring

    In an interesting turn of events, Porsche has once again returned to the Nürburgring with its most recent hypercar, the 918 Spyder. Why is this so interesting? The Porsche 918 Spyder exited production in 2015, yet, here the company is, flogging the car during industry test runs. The 918 Spyder is also wearing the same Martini livery as the car that set the blazingly quick 6:57 time at the 'Ring in 2013. So, what gives? Porsche told Road and Track the 918 Spyder is being used as a benchmark and reference point for an undisclosed vehicle. Talk about answering one question and opening up a...

  • McLaren P1 GTR up for auction
    Hypercar holy trinity headed for 2017 Villa d'Este auction

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. Actually you haven't because the upcoming RM Sotheby's auction will mark the first time that the so-called hypercar holy trinity all head to the same auction. A Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder are all set to roll across the block on May...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder maintenance - Image via Reddit user USBROOKS
    Porsche 918 Spyder service looks like a technician’s worst nightmare

    Routine maintenance and service visits for the Porsche 918 Spyder sure do look like a breeze...in the utmost opposite sense of the idea. With a 4.6-liter V-8 engine and two electric motors working in concert to produce 875 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque, Porsche has some serious...

  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante at the Nürburgring
    Lamborghini Huracán Performante destroys Porsche 918's Nürburgring record

    Meet the new king of the ‘Ring: the Lamborghini Huracán Performante. The hardcore Huracán on October 5, 2016 was driven around the punishing 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of only 6:52.01—destroying the previous record for a production car, the 6:57 set...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder road trip celebrating 10 million Facebook fans
    Porsche 918 Spyder hit with lower control arm recall

    Porsche has built a truly amazing hypercar known as the 918 Spyder. It's a hybrid hero that's capable of blasting up to a top speed of 210 mph or cruising through a city silently in full electric mode. It's expensive, rare, and amazing. It's also being hit with a fresh recall, which is one in a...

  • Supercars of Equatorial Guinea Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue - Image via L'Hebdo
    8 more supercars of African dictator’s son seized, including LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder

    Another eight supercars belonging to Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator-like leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, have been seized by authorities in Switzerland. Among the cars seized were a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 599 GTB, Enzo, F12 tdf and LaFerrari, a...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder versus Rimac Concept_One at the drag strip

    We’ve already seen it destroy Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari over the quarter mile. Now the Concept_One from Croatian firm Rimac is taking on the Porsche 918 Spyder. The drag race was conducted by YouTuber Salomondrin for the latest episode of his online show Bangin' Gears, with Rimac’s own CEO and founder Mate Rimac there to pilot the Concept_One. We won’t spoil the outcome so you’ll have to watch on to find out. In case you’ve forgotten, the Concept_One is a still-in-develop electric supercar that boasts four electric motors, a combined output of 1,088...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder takes on a Red Bull Zivko Edge 540
    Porsche 918 Spyder pitted against a Red Bull Air Race plane

    The car versus plane video is a thing that may have run stale. It seems that everyone watched Top Gear do it, and then proceeded to dream up ground versus air battles of their own. There was probably such a stunt done even earlier, but it seems Clarkson and company opened the flood gates to these...

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    Porsche recalls 918 Spyder supercar over itsy bitsy seat belt screw

    Porsche is alerting owners of its 918 Spyder that it wants to take a look at the seat belt mounting system in their supercars to ensure that the correct screw is in the correct location. The problem, the automaker says, isn't that the vehicles were assembled incorrectly in Zuffenhausen, Germany...

  • Wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder - Image via Copart
    After failing to sell, wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder starts new auction

    You may recall a Porsche 918 Spyder with just 92 miles on the clock was involved in a major crash and subsequently put up for sale via a salvage auction. That was back in March. The same car, number 830 out of the 918 examples Porsche produced, failed to sell and is now in a new auction. At the...

  • Wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder - Image via Copart
    Porsche 918 Spyder turns up at salvage auction

    Porsche fans look away as a 918 Spyder looks to have been involved in a serious crash. All that’s left is a hulking heap of wires, metal and carbon fiber. A photo showing the odometer reveals that the car had only been driven 92 miles before meeting its demise. The shot also reveals that this...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder for sale at Californian dealership CNC Motors
    Unpainted Porsche 918 Spyder Up For Sale

    A unique Porsche 918 Spyder built to an almost identical spec to the car used to set the 6:57 production car Nürburgring lap record in late 2013 is up for sale, and boy is it a stunner. The car is listed at Californian dealership CNC Motors and has just 1,856 miles on the clock. No price is...

  • Chris Harris tests the LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder

    We’re still coming to grips with the results of the Hyper 5 comparo that saw the current trio of hybrid supercars thrown in together with a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and Pagani Huayra to see which was the fastest. Now, Chris Harris has released his own, 52-minute long video comparing the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. He’s at a race track in Portimao, Portugal, and joining him is fellow journo Tiff Needell as well as racing driver Marino Franchitti. This is the same track and set of cars that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May used...

  • Scene from 'Hyper 5' supercar shootout
    'Hyper 5' Quarter Mile And Track Shootout Results Are In: Video

    The results are in for the Hyper 5 comparison test pitting the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Pagani Huayra and Porsche 918 Spyder against one another in a quarter mile race and track shootout. We won’t spoil the results, so you’ll have to click...

  • Dubai Police’s Porsche 918 Spyder, 2015 Dubai Motor Show
    Dubai Police Add Porsche 918 Spyder To Growing Supercar Fleet

    Following the reveal of the three hybrid supercars from Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], McLaren and Porsche back in 2013, it seemed that the 918 Spyder, the heaviest and least powerful of the cars, would be the slowest. Now that independent tests pitting the cars against each other are finally being run...

  • Scene from 'Hyper 5' supercar shootout
    Huayra, LaFerrari, P1, Veyron & 918 Spyder Do Battle In 'Hyper 5' Track Shootout: Video

    About a week ago, car nut Alejandro Salomon released on his YouTube channel the first video in a three-part series testing five of the fastest cars ever built. The series is called Hyper 5 and today we have the second installment. The first video outlined the test procedure and the five cars...

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    Backstory Of 'Hyper 5' Supercar Comparo--And Why There's No Koenigsegg: Video

    Warning: This video contains some NSFW language. Supercar lover and rising YouTube star Alejandro Salomon has put together an impressive test comparing five of the fastest cars on the planet. The list includes the hybrid trio made up of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918...

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    LaFerrari, P1 And 918 Spyder Joined By Veyron Super Sport And Huayra In Latest Comparo: Video

    Recently, we saw the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder finally pitted against each other thanks to British entrepreneur Paul Bailey, who happens to own each of the three supercars. Now Alejandro Salomon has gone one better and added a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and...

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