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Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Photos Released

Official spy shots?!

Nate Hassler
May 25, 2012
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It's not very often that an auto manufacturer will release "official" spy shots of their new vehicles, but Porsche has done just that. It's actually a very nice gesture, and it takes some guts on Porsche's part to do something like this. Kudos!

The 918 Spyder prototype is still clearly in pre-production phases, it appears to be equipped with retrofitted 911 taillights, and of course its flat black with white camouflage… A color scheme not likely to be offered on the final car! Inspired by the iconic 917, this new beast will most likely be powered by a 4.6-liter V-8, producing 570 horsepower, as well as two electric motors, one mounted on the front axle and the other in the rear of the car. The combined output will total 770, making this one of, if not THE most powerful hybrid to date. A similar hybrid system is utilized in the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a car which has seen a lot of success in testing and unofficial participation in ALMS and other endurance races. Porsche will produce a limited run, only 918 examples will be made, and production will begin on September 18th. (Porsche is really into the whole number thing it seems) There is no word on pricing yet, but if you have to ask…

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