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Old 03-02-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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Forget the Boxster Spyder, THAT is the car I want

Ignore the German text and just drool over the pictures:
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-52410.html

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:58 AM   #2
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Too fast 2 Furious!!

way too busy looking. That BMW concept car with F1 elements looks much better.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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Ignore the German text and just drool over the pictures:
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-52410.html
WOW. I want one too!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Porsche 918

Nice to see them grabbing older unused "9" series numbers. You had to wonder what comes after 998, 999....

Anyway maybe I too much of a Porsche Homer...I love it!!
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Great...when does it come out!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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When does it come and and HOW much

Judging by the looks, it appears to be a relative to the Carrera GT, meaning big $$$$$$
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #7
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I saw a show on Discovery Chanel about this car and it is big $$$$$
You will need to be in a very high tax bracket to go for this one.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
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0 to 60 in 3.2 sec
198 MPH top speed

It's a hybrid and can do 94mpg in eco mode.

Just google "Porsche 918 Spyder" for lots of links and some videos.

Stunning looking car imo....roll on lottery!
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It's not too outrageous, like most concepts are (Maserati Birdcage 75th edition?!), so it can look just like that if it does come out.

And if it does come out, it will be the best looking car in production...period. The amazing thing is, I never thought I'd see the day when a Porsche would look better than a Lamborghini.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:33 PM   #10
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wow...some angles scream Porsche while others are crying to be anything but a Porsche...

Amazing that this car comes from the same company that gave us the Panamera

who ever forgot to design the back end of the Panamera should have been fired
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:41 PM   #11
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Words and one pic.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100301/geneva/100309994&show=0/1267541129110111/car-pictures&template=photo
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http://www.futurecars.com/news/hybrid-cars/porsche-unveils-500hp-plug-in-spyder-918-at-geneva-pre-show

Well thats definitely one way to drive your fleet MPG rating way up. Sell a few 70-90mpg cars!
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"who ever forgot to design the back end of the Panamera should have been fired"

He was...
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It was revealed today in the "Sydney Morning Herald" that the Goverments new $30 weight tax wont apply to this car as it is a hybrid.

Thats convinced me.
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Quote: "0 to 60 in 3.2 sec., 198 MPH top speed"

The new 2010 911 Turbo 'S' will do about the same, 3.3 sec., for a lot(?) less $$$.
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from some angles I like it, others I don't.

what is with the wheels???? they look like they are see through????

It is like the CGT, but I like the CGT better. this one is too busy looking..like they took a CGT and added a lot of busy looking parts....mods, etc... the CGT is just perfect as it is...

i suspect this car will be out of my price point.......
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I'm hoping that because this is a concept, it will be toned down if Porsche brings it to production. The Boxster concept, for instance, was toned down when the production 986 went on sale.
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In this, and near future, economy, it'll never hit the street!

Just a concept to sell other Porsches... wait and see.

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Nice to see them grabbing older unused "9" series numbers. You had to wonder what comes after 998, 999....

Anyway maybe I too much of a Porsche Homer...I love it!!
Porsche actually built two 918s back in the mid '70s, one for Ferry Porsche and one for Ferdinand Piech. Basically a 914 with a 908 flat 8 engine installed. Factory built 300hp 914s! Too bad they never put it into production.
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video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt70NR7hiIA&feature=player_embedded

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