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superchg2
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Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 01:41
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superchg2
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 01:49
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"The 887-hp supercar was equipped with the optional “Weissach Package” that sheds of some interior amenities and adds some lightweight carbon-fiber parts, magnesium wheels, flame-resistant upholstery, racing belts and aerodynamic aids for buyers who hope to be on the racetrack more than the road."



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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 02:18
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And no doubt the "Weissach Package" adds more than the actual cost of your average luxury car to the total price!

Nice time though.........................

BachelorFrog
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 14:27
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Faster than McLaren P1's unofficial time.
jshaw
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 17:33
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sadlerau wrote:
And no doubt the "Weissach Package" adds more than the actual cost of your average luxury car to the total price!

Nice time though.........................


I recall it's over $80k?

CarPhreakD
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-11-2013 18:01
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jshaw wrote:
sadlerau wrote:
And no doubt the "Weissach Package" adds more than the actual cost of your average luxury car to the total price!

Nice time though.........................


I recall it's over $80k?



Yes; or the price of a new 911

Nick GravesX
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-12-2013 02:41
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I understand "Clubsport" package; we charge you more for less under trackday pretences. Fair enough.

"Weissach" package? Our R&D Centre is researching how much of a gullible mug you actually are...


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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-12-2013 19:02
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Nick GravesX wrote:
I understand "Clubsport" package; we charge you more for less under trackday pretences. Fair enough.

"Weissach" package? Our R&D Centre is researching how much of a gullible mug you actually are...




Not entirely true, if the package delivers tangible speed benefits. Some amongst us will pay a king's ransom to go that bit faster. :(

And at the level this Porsche is at, extra speed costs lots of money.


notyper
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-12-2013 20:54
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Seems to me you'd be better off with something like this:

http://www.f1-sales.com/stock.htm

Ripping fast F1 car with enough left over for a transporter, crew chief/mechanic.

Cause you know whoever buys cars like the 918 is rarely going to open them up on the road, and almost always in a straight line.

SC

CarPhreakD
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-15-2013 21:44
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Well, the Weissach package seems kind of superficial. I'd wager most people would not be able to take advantage of the "base model", nevermind the more hardcore package. The magnesium wheels are responsible for 30 lbs. of the total 80 lb. weight reduction.

notyper wrote:
Seems to me you'd be better off with something like this:

http://www.f1-sales.com/stock.htm

Ripping fast F1 car with enough left over for a transporter, crew chief/mechanic.

Cause you know whoever buys cars like the 918 is rarely going to open them up on the road, and almost always in a straight line.

SC



Well, you can say that about pretty much any "instant classic" supercar. I would like to think that of the less than thousand to be made, at least a FEW would be somewhat daily driven and flung hard around the Nurburgring, though I don't know if the Weissach pack would increase the value of the car very much... I know Rowan Atkinson daily drives his McLaren F1; and a lot of Porsche's non-Leipzig made cars see lots of track time.

Nick GravesX
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Re: Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-16-2013 05:20
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Mag wheels were big in the '60s.

Funny, really.


superchg2
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Re: Here's the Z-28 Camaro at the 'Ring    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-16-2013 00:15
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