Porsche 918 Spyder prototype looks sensational in Martini livery

Porsche 918 Photos


We’ve got to hand it to Porsche – the company certainly knows how to pull our heart strings. As if we weren’t already been smitten with the 918 Spyder, the automaker has the audacity to wrap one up in its historic Martini livery before sending it out to the Nürburgring for testing. Up above you can see it lifting a wheel at the Little Carousel.

We’re not sure what motivation is behind Porsche’s nostalgia, but whatever it is, it works.

The monochromatic white and matte black finish looks phenomenal on the 918’s sinuous curves, and despite the fact that this is clearly no show car, it’s our favorite look for the 918 yet. Under the bodywork sits a hybrid powertrain pushing out 770 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque (up to 700 lb-ft for short periods using overboost), which is enough grunt to hit 60 in 3.1 seconds.

All that’s left to do now is wait and save our pennies – it will cost $845,000 when it goes on sale in September of 2013. So. It’s a little out of our price range. We can dream, can’t we?

By Jeremy Korzeniewski RSS feed

Posted Jul 18th 2012 1:26PM

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