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Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Shown in Iconic Martini Racing Design - Web Exclusive

Wearing the iconic Martini Racing livery.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Jul 31, 2012
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After months of waiting, it’s clear Porsche is really progressing the testing and development program of the Porsche 918 Spyder. We’ve seen videos of it on the Ring and now Porsche has released pictures of the 918 in Martini Racing colors, celebrating the successful partnership between Porsche and the Italian brand that we love so much.

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Not only is this awesome, but it’s a history lesson, too. The Porsche 917 wore Martini livery in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1971 where the Martini colors became famous.

The ultimate goal for the 918, though? To run a faster lap around the Nordschleife than 7:22. If this is the future of hybrids, sign us up.

In the mean time, take a look at this spec list:

Specs:
Body:Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine)
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)
Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle.
Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB)
Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.
Performance: Top speed > 325 km/h
purely electric > 150 km/h
Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s
Consumption (NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km
Range: Purely electric > 25 km

By Ezekiel Wheeler
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