We've got to hand it to Porsche – the company certainly knows how to pull our heart strings. As if we weren't already been smitten with the 918 Spyder, the automaker has the audacity to wrap one up in its historic Martini livery before sending it out to the Nürburgring for testing. Up above you can see it lifting a wheel at the Little Carousel.

We're not sure what motivation is behind Porsche's nostalgia, but whatever it is, it works.

The monochromatic white and matte black finish looks phenomenal on the 918's sinuous curves, and despite the fact that this is clearly no show car, it's our favorite look for the 918 yet. Under the bodywork sits a hybrid powertrain pushing out 770 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque (up to 700 lb-ft for short periods using overboost), which is enough grunt to hit 60 in 3.1 seconds.

All that's left to do now is wait and save our pennies – it will cost $845,000 when it goes on sale in September of 2013. So. It's a little out of our price range. We can dream, can't we?


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      Shahul X
      • 2 Years Ago
      So.... A fantastic track car that gets to 60 in 3 seconds, looks amazing... And goes several miles on electricity and averages 50mpg has zero appeal? Really? Sounds like the best of every world to me... One day the ev stuff won't be as heavy etc... But this is the start of something special and originals are always worth alot later on
        Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shahul X
        Where are you getting that mpg figure from? Haven't heard that and would like to read more. I just hate how heavy the thing is. It's insanely good looking and I do like the power electric motors deliver, just wish it was under 3000lbs. It's a super badass car though, personally I wouldn't have one but you do make a good point this is one step forward for this technology and it is neat porsche is playing around with it.
      Alex
      • 2 Years Ago
      HOTTTTTT
      • 2 Years Ago
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        ClementZ
        • 2 Years Ago
        lol @ people still thinking Porsches are overpriced VW Bugs
          ClementZ
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ClementZ
          @John Murphy - By that logic, Audi and Bentleys are also overpriced VW Bugs. -_-
          John Murphy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ClementZ
          Thats because they are... VW owns Porsche.
          montoym
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ClementZ
          And BMWs are overpriced MINIs and Lexus's are overpriced Yaris's and Mercedes Benz's are overpriced Smart cars. Yup, just as ridiculous as comparing Bugs to modern Porsches.
      Sims
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but EVERYTHING about this car makes me appreciate the Carrera GT that much more.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        ClementZ
        • 2 Years Ago
        POS? Have you driven it yet? And why the hell would I buy 4 Ferraris? One for every other day of the week? Oh, and please stop trying to push off your opinion as fact. You think Ferraris look better than this, but the only one that I can agree with you on that would be the 458. I'm not a fan of the others (California, 599, FF).
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks insane. Can't wait to see the reviews and numbers on this thing.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      The design is tame
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to take this car behind the middle school and get it pregnant.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ John Blaze, the LF-A is overpriced because of its enormous development costs which took almost a decade and the result is a car that competes with the 458 Italia and the MP4 dash 12C, but much more expensive and Lexus is still losing money on each LF-A sold. The 918 is something new, a never before tried type of car and new technologies are always expensive. Porsche themselves said they need to sell 1000 cars to break even with the development and production costs. Probably the only profit they make are the special edition 911 turbos sold to the 918 owners.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still prefer aPorsche 917 in Gulf livery.
      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is one of the best looking cars to come around in a long time, too bad it's 3800lbs. It might be a great car to drive, but its still 3800lbs. If this car was under 3000lbs it would be a beast. Still looks great though.
        ClementZ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeus
        If a car is great to drive, and doesn't feel heavy, who cares how heavy it actually is, aside from racing teams?
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ClementZ
          I dunno, I heard something about sports cars actually being used to drive on tracks or something like that. Whoever told me that was probably crazy.
      RocketRed
      • 2 Years Ago
      The car wants to shake hands. Looks like they really softened up the rear keep it from swapping ends. I'm sure it's a scary beast ,even to Herr Roehrl.
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