We would also like to point out that importing and/or driving a vehicle with the Martini Racing design film package on public roads could have legal consequences
Now that Porsche has that humdinger of a disclaimer out of the way, they’d like to sell you one of the 918 examples of the 918 Spyder. Preferably one with the Weissach Package. No, not the Weissach Edition. The Weissach Package. As in, you’re going to have to start taking Marlo’s package on your corner so you and all your hoppers can live long enough to buy an example of this fine sporting hybrid.
Images from the 918 brochure were just leaked on Teamspeed. It’s plainly a gorgeous car and the interior is quite nice. I’ll even forgive Porsche for the despicable foppery of desiring to be considered not a street car but a rally car via the inclusion of a top-of-wheel stripe. Trust me. If you need a little stripe to tell you where the top of your steering wheel is, you have no business driving anything faster than a Chevrolet Spark. Otherwise, it is a charming effort. Not all of the Teamspeed commenters are so kind:
3700 complicated (all the hybrid crap) pounds. $700,000 or so dollars. All I see is a wallet raping for cars and coffee bubble wrappers. Leaves me cold and totally uninterested.
A terrible decision for Porsche to have wasted the time and money to develop this albatross.
There is my honest, no BS opinion…
Nor is the poster of that statement some bitter old air-cooled throwback like your humble author; he’d just taken delivery of a new GT3 RS 4.0. When even the suckers won’t suck, there’s trouble afoot.
If anybody from Porsche is still reading TTAC — which I doubt — please take this suggestion: put the 997.2 Turbo engine in the thing, sell it for a quarter-million bucks loaded, and face the Ferrari 458 head-on. The guy with the GT3 4.0 should be aspiring to your premium vehicle, not mocking it.