The new car’s exterior design is a nod to the marque’s Le Mans-winning Porsche 917 racer of 1971 and will be made available for 918 customers
31 July 2012

Porsche has revealed images of its new Porsche 918 Spyder prototype testing in Martini Racing livery. 

The new car’s exterior design is a nod to the design of the marque’s Le Mans-winning Porsche 917 racer of 1971 and will be made available for 918 customers. 

Porsche’s upcoming 202mph petrol-electric hybrid 918 Spyder is powered by a race-derived 4.6-litre V8 and two electric motors, producing 762bhp and 552lb ft in total. 

According to Porsche, the 918 Spyder weighs “less than 1700kg” and will be made available with a stripped-out Race Track package.

Martini officially partnered the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978, during which Martini Porsche racers finished first in the 1973 Targa Florio and 1976 Sports Car Championship, as well as claiming victories in the 1976 and 1977 Le Mans 24-hour races. 

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31 July 2012

Doesn't do it for me. Prefer the Gulf GT

31 July 2012

For truly wild Martini stripes checkout the Porsche Safari Martini. Apparently it came 4th in 1978.

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1 August 2012

im not a fan of porshe in fact i hate them but this one is actully not as bad as it looks a bit differnt not like a 911 but bigger it looks like them actully designed it not like the caman and the paint job i want more car company's to bring back there racing colours

BJN

1 August 2012

Raced under many liveries, the Martini,Gulf and of course Rothmans,there were better in the 90's, but they weren;t on 917's.

Peter Cavellini.

1 August 2012

The best is the pink pig !

 

1 August 2012

Hope a lightweight version without the electric engines.

 

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