The Porsche 918 Spyder has been seen on the move in public for the first time at Goodwood
14 July 2013

The Porsche 918 Spyder has made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today.

The hypercar, which rivals the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 – which has also made its dynamic debut at the event – will go on sale in September. Despite the launch date nearing, the car shown today does not feature the final styling iterations.

It will be offered in standard specification, priced at £682,000, or £745,000 with the Weissach Package which brings “extended use” of magnesium, titanium and ceramic parts.

Like the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, the 918 Spyder will offer a 0-62mph in less than 3.0sec, and a top speed of more than 200mph. With a top speed of 202mph, the Porsche will be the slowest of the three, but it will also be the most efficient by some margin. Porsche claims CO2 emissions of 70g/km and 94.1mpg on the NEDC.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 and electric motors which develop a combined 795bhp and 575lb ft.

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14 July 2013

I'm not normally a Porsche fan but that thing looks so much better than the competition from Ferrari and McLaren, I would buy one in a heartbeat if I won the lottery!

14 July 2013

For me the Ferrari is the better looking car by far,and i

would think the faster of the three.

However if the money was in my bank and i wanted

to buy a supercar the car i would buy would be a

Morgan Aero Supersports.

In my opinion nothing looks better,and the charm this

car has,well, is beyond words

I know the others are faster but who cares,not me.

14 July 2013

The uglier sister of the Ferrari and McLaren....quite disappointed I'm afraid. A case of function over form.

Cyborg

15 July 2013

Cyborg wrote:

The uglier sister of the Ferrari and McLaren....quite disappointed I'm afraid. A case of function over form.

How on earth can you think this thing is ugly after seeing the hideous P1 and the stupidly named MG copy Ferrari the Ferrari?  The 918 is beautiful, and the only one of the three that actually looks like a car that I might actually see on the roads one day.

14 July 2013

Have to agree with cyborg. This has been going by me all day at Goodwood and I didn't even suss what it actually was. I thought it was a spammed up Carrera GT or something. What a numpty. And although this isn't quite its final look, the P1 was definitely the better looker. Especially in black.

15 July 2013

You obviously haven't read Autocar (or any other car magazine) before if you thought that was  a"spammed up Carrera GT or something".  They've been running stories, with pictures, on this car for ages.

The P1 looks like something out of Tron, and the Ferrari just looks like a re-hashed MG EX-E.  The 918 looks superb.

15 July 2013

martin_66 wrote:

You obviously haven't read Autocar (or any other car magazine) before if you thought that was  a"spammed up Carrera GT or something".  They've been running stories, with pictures, on this car for ages.

The P1 looks like something out of Tron, and the Ferrari just looks like a re-hashed MG EX-E.  The 918 looks superb.

Hey condescending much!  I have been reading car mags for 30 years, oh and studied car design as my degree..I too think the front look like the Carrera GT. if you glanced at both side by side pics I completely undersatnd how they  look similar and in no way are they night and day different designs, it is a Porsche after all and they do regurgiatate design language .

 I do however like the overall look. It far cleaner than the P1 and Ferrari.

15 July 2013

Kind of makes the McLaren looked undernourished doesn't it,the only think that detracts is the stupid price compared to some like the 458 and the McLaren to name two, i don't think you'd be buying one just for the performance,and even if the mpg gets within 50% of whats mooted, it's still way over priced.

Peter Cavellini.

15 July 2013

Bobstardeluxe,

May I respectfully suggest you pop down to Specsavers at your earliest convenience.  While I can see how you think the front ends of the 918 and Carrera Gt look similar, the side profiles are completely different.  The Carrera GT was not particularly exciting or pretty, whereas the 918 looks like a properly beautiful supercar.

Oh, and who cares if you have studied car design as your degree?  The people who work for McLaren are actually professional designers and they came up with the bland MP412C and the hideous P1, so working in that field, or having studied in that field, does not indicate that you will be able to produce something beautiful, or recognise something which is.  Your opinion is no more valid than mine.

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