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Ice Drifting A Porsche 918 Spyder

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I'm not sure I would have the cojones to do what this guy is doing in the video below. Granted it's a closed course in a controlled environment. However, that "controlled" environment is still an ice-track in the freezing cold temperatures of Finland. And, if I remember correctly, while carbon fiber itself doesn't get brittle in cold, the panels …

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Robb Report Selects The Porsche 918 Spyder As Its 2015 Car Of The Year

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Last year the Robb Report named the 911 Carrera S as their car of the year. Then, earlier this year they named the 918 Spyder as the "Best of the Best" when it comes to convertibles. Today, building on that momentum and citing its prowess as "a plug-in hybrid that has more in common with a Formula 1 racecar than a daily driver," they announced …

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Video: The Peaceful Tranquility Of The Porsche 918 Assembly Line

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Car assembly is usually a loud and dirty process, and the assembly line is never a pleasant place to hang around. There are impact guns and automated robots making noise. Porsche's 918 Spyder assembly line does things a little differently, however. Everything is done by hand, everything is done by artisans. This video accurately depicts what its …

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Porsche Issues Recall For 205 918 Spyders

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In September we learned that Porsche issues what might be the smallest safety recall ever for the 918 Spyder due to a potentially faulty rear control arm. That problem had the potential to affect a total of just 5 cars. This week we learned of a slightly larger recall, one that affects 205 Porsche 918s worldwide. While still a small number in …

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Porsche 918 Spyder Is Fastest Production Car In The World On Le Mans Bugatti Circuit

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Sport Auto magazine recently conducted their annual "Supertest" on November 5th at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. With Christophe Tinseau, a driver and instructor at the Porsche Sports Driving School, at the wheel, the 918 clocked a record breaking time of 1'42.627. This is nearly 3 full seconds faster than the 1'45.26 record held by the Radical …

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4 Reasons The Porsche 918 Spyder Uses A Top Pipe Exhaust Design

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Porsche's new 918 Spyder is an out-and-out performer, a perfectionist company's vision of a no-compromises-made supercar. Ultimately, Porsche's aim was to build an impressive machine, and it's an understatement to say that they have succeeded. They didn't cut corners, they couldn't have. Everything about this car was carefully calculated before it …

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If It Wasn’t For All The Wind Noise, Or The Reckless Driving, This Could Be An Awesome Video

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The video featured here is what we like to call a "felony pop". In other words, had this taken place in the States, the driver, after posting the video to YouTube, would likely have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. While I love the way this video shows how amazingly the 918 handles (despite the annoying wind noise), I'm …

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Porsche 918 Drag Races A McLaren P1 And A Motorcycle To 200 Miles Per Hour

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As I was watching this video, I couldn't help but feel slightly overcome by the steady marching wave of ever advancing technology in cars. Then I almost fainted in sheer terror at the thought of riding a motorcycle at 194 miles per hour. Autocar pits a Porsche 918 against a McLaren P1, and then throws in a Ducati Panigale Superleggera just for …

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Can The Porsche 918 Spyder Drive The Length Of Manhattan In All Electric Mode Only?

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We've seen and heard the Porsche 918 driving in electric mode before, but it's always been in a much more controlled environment. Leave it to Mike Spinelli, and the crew at /DRIVE, to create a Top Gearish like scenario to test the battery life of Porsche's hybrid supercar by attempting to drive it the length of Manhattan Island on battery power …

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Chasing a Porsche 918 Spyder On The Stelvio Pass

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Located in the Italian Alps, Stelvio is the highest paved mountain pass in the eastern Alps and is considered by many to be one of the greatest driving roads in the world. In the video that follows we see a McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder being chased by an Audi R8 V10. Clearly it looks like the Porsche should be in the lead as it seems to eat …

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