Posts Tagged ‘Porsche 918 Spyder’

Cars Coming Soon: The $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder

January 24th, 2013

Along with prices for the new Cayman, Panamera and Cayenne, none of which start over $100,000, Porsche has finally released pricing of its new supercar, the 918 Spyder.

As given away in the headline, the 795-hp hybrid hypercar will carry a price in the U.S. of $845,000. But that’s not even the whole story.

In proper Porsche fashion, the options list carries ridiculously priced packages that cost more than an optioned-out Cayman. I mean, really, what’s a Porsche supercar without an $84,000 options package?

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Rocker Slash Takes a Ride in Ultra-Expensive Porsche 918 Spyder

December 10th, 2012

Porsche 918 Spyder

I’m not as lucky as Slash.

True, I’m not a rock star, I can’t shred on a Les Paul, and I don’t look quite as cool in a top hat. But even if I had all that, Slash would still make me jealous in one very important way: His Porsche contact apparently has a lot more influence than mine.

Sure, I’ve been lucky enough to drive the new Boxster S and the 991 911 Carrera S, but I haven’t had the privilege of being thrown around the track in a 918 Spyder.

According to his Twitter account, Slash recently had the pleasure.

The first Tweet announcing his ride went like this:

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McLaren P1: Pictures of the New Supercar

September 19th, 2012

McLaren P1, front

Prepare for all kinds of superlatives.

McLaren, maker of the epic MP4-12C, has started to unveil pictures of its newest supercar, the P1. Specs will come next.

Words like fastest, best, quickest and most rewarding already fill descriptions of the car, and no official specifications have been released. What we do have, though, are pictures of what the P1 will look like. While there are certain hints of the MP4-12C, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything quite like this much-anticipated follow-up to the legendary F1.

While not necessarily gunning for the title of fastest production car ever, McLaren seems to want this car to be the overall best supercar… ever.

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More Porsche Perfection on the Way

May 13th, 2011

Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

Let there be no mistake: When it comes to sports cars, there are few better than a Porsche.

In fact, take a moment and try to name one company that serves as a direct competitor to Stuttgart.

While individual Porsche models certainly have a slew of competition, the company as a whole is pretty unique.

Porsches are some of the best handling cars in the world and, even without class-leading horsepower, are among the fastest in their respective classes. Many models are priced well below Ferrari levels, though if buyers choose, prices can quickly ascend to supercar heights.

Porsche’s styling may not be for everyone, and its trademark flat six may not be music to everyone’s ears, but for many others, a Porsche is as close to automotive perfection as humanity will ever get.

And now there are four more examples of Porsche perfection on the way.

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