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Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority

There has been a burning question among Porsche purists for a while now: will the Stuttgart brand really put a hybrid drivetrain into its performance icon, the Porsche 911? According to Porsche executive board member for research and development, Michael Steiner, there is potential for such a version of the 911...

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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 catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station
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Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station

A Porsche 918 Spyder has been filmed burning to the ground at a petrol station near Toronto, Canada. Be warned that the video (above), from YouTube user David Jenkins and his girlfriend, contains expletives, so you'll want to turn the volume down or don a pair of headphones if you're at work or near children...


The car enthusiast is not dying
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The car enthusiast is not dying

Rumour of the demise of car enthusiasts, to paraphrase the late great Mark Twain, has been greatly exaggerated. Last week our founder and chief provocateur Alborz wrote a column from the heart, stating his fear that the next-generation didn’t hold the same zeal for all things automotive as in years gone by...


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: 653kW hybrid hypercar revealed
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Porsche 918 Spyder: 653kW hybrid hypercar revealed

The final specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder have been released, confirming that the plug-in hybrid hypercar will be the quickest, most powerful and most fuel efficient vehicle in the brand's history. Porsche says the 918 Spyder was developed from a white sheet of paper around its innovative hybrid drive propulsion system. At its heart is a 4...


Porsche 918 doesn't need more power to rival LaFerrari, P1: report
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Porsche 918 doesn't need more power to rival LaFerrari, P1: report

The Porsche 918 Spyder will not get a power upgrade despite trailing the outputs of its recently released hybrid hypercar rivals, the brand's product chief has confirmed. In an interview with the UK's Car magazine, Porsche product manager James Eastwood admitted the 918 Spyder would be heavier and less powerful than the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 when it launched in September, but would not be put to shame around a track...


Porsche supercar switching Ferrari target from 458 to F12
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Porsche supercar switching Ferrari target from 458 to F12

A new Porsche supercar that would sit between the iconic 911 and upcoming 918 Spyder will switch its sights from the Ferrari 458 to the Ferrari F12 if it goes into production, according to company sources. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has previously stated the German car maker is considering a new supercar model to rival the V8-powered 458...


Porsche 918 Spyder: leaked images join Nurburgring claim
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Porsche 918 Spyder: leaked images join Nurburgring claim

A handful of new official-looking Porsche 918 Spyder images have been leaked onto the internet, joined by a claim from the German powerhouse that its latest hybrid-powered hypercar has lapped the Nurburgring in seven minutes and 14 seconds...


Porsche 918 Spyder: Martini Racing livery unveiled, interior spied
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Porsche 918 Spyder: Martini Racing livery unveiled, interior spied

Porsche has released new images of the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar out testing in a new Martini Racing livery, while our spy photographers have snapped the car's interior for the first time. The distinctive Martini Racing livery on the Porsche 918 Spyder is a nod to the brand’s racing history, namely its 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Porsche 917...


Porsche 918 Spyder: hybrid supercar gets track pack
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Porsche 918 Spyder: hybrid supercar gets track pack

The Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche's plug-in hybrid supercar due in 2013, will be available with a racing-inspired track pack option for owners who feel the standard car just won't cut it. Autocar reports the track pack will be all about shedding more weight out of the carbonfibre-reinforced polymer (CRP)-monocoqued Porsche 918 Spyder by means of a stripped-out interior and the option of no paint...


Porsche 918 Spyder: plug-in supercar takes shape
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Porsche 918 Spyder: plug-in supercar takes shape

The Porsche 918 Spyder has hit the road, signalling the beginning of a new stage of development for the plug-in hybrid supercar that launches in 2013. With camouflage inspired by the liveries of the iconic Porsche 917 race cars, the 918 Spyder prototype is seen here in official Porsche photos with full body work, giving us our best look yet at the final design of the limited edition sports car...