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Porsche trademarks ‘960’ name, supercar rumours grow - report

Rumours that a new Porsche supercar is on the way are beginning to gain traction after the German car maker recently secured the trademark ‘960’. According to Car Magazine, the company was granted the trademark last September, implying that those rumours could soon be a reality...

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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway
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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway

Not content with setting a production car lap record at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the $1.5 million Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has recorded another first - this time on a public road. Using just its pair of electric motors, the 918 Spyder cruised from Alice Springs at a leisurely 60km/h, before unleashing the 4...


Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder
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Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder

Australian Formula One racing driver, Mark Webber, will return to the Albert Park circuit for the first time since his retirement in 2013 — driving a Porsche. Mark Webber will pilot the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder supercar on a series of demonstration laps around the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit...


Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over chassis problems
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Porsche 918 Spyder recalled over chassis problems

Remember that Porsche 918 Spyder you were going to buy but couldn't because they were all sold out? Well, lucky - because 205 of the hybrid hypercars have been recalled due to defective chassis components. Porsche claim the recall is a precaution based upon results of internal testing - no issues or faults have actually been reported (unlike the 991 GT3)...


Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold
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Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold

The last of the limited-run Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercars has been sold. Porsche limited the build to just 918 units (see what they did there?) worldwide. As far as the odds of bumping into one at the shops goes (or outside your hotel as Tony did in Paris...), don't get your car-spotting notebook out just yet...


Porsche 918 Spyder smashes Nurburgring lap record
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Porsche 918 Spyder smashes Nurburgring lap record

The latest champion of the Nurburgring is the Porsche 918 Spyder, becoming the first approved road car to run a sub-seven minute lap. The production spec 918 Spyder broke the lap record on September 4, with Porsche factory race driver Marc Lieb behind the wheel lapping the 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 6 minutes and 57 seconds...


Porsche 918 Spyder revealed in final production form
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Porsche 918 Spyder revealed in final production form

Porsche has unveiled the all-new Porsche 918 Spyder on the eve of the supercar’s official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. Billed as the successor to the legendary Carrera GT, the Porsche 918 Spyder can go from zero to triple figures in less than 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of around 350km/h. But unlike the Carrera GT, which used a 5...


Porsche 918 Spyder to get 4.6-litre V8 at 2013 Frankfurt debut
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Porsche 918 Spyder to get 4.6-litre V8 at 2013 Frankfurt debut

The Porsche 918 Spyder will get a bigger V8, more power and more technology when it debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in just over 18 months’ time. In an article published in Porsche’s Christophorus Magazine, a source confirmed the all-new open-top hybrid supercar would feature a 4.6-litre V8 engine, stepping up from the 3...