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The 918 Spyder gets leaked on top of lapping the Nurburgring with a decent time

By PetrolHead on 21 Sep 2012

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Besides the Ferrari Enzo 2.0 and the recently unveiled McLaren P1, the other highly anticipated hybrid supercar must be Porsche's 918 Spyder.

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At the age of technology and the internet, nothing can be kept a secret. The latest victim of leaked material is Stuggart based Porsche. The 918 pieces limited - 918 Spyder images from a product brochure has been leaked onto the web. This comes a month after footage from a private event in New York was leaked.

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The leaked brochure provides us a clear(er) picture on the production ready 918 Spyder that has often been concealed. With refrence to the brochure, the 918 can decked out in iconic Martini or Salzburg racing livery besides ten other body colours.

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While the base Spyder can already cost a fraction of many's fortune, is web sources are to be believed, Porsche will (be pleased) to announce that for just $65,000 (S$79,637) you have an option to finish your car in a special Liquid Metal Grey or Liquid Metal Blue paint job. With reference to the image, the Spyder’s targa roof panel seems to be finished in a clear-coat carbon fibre.

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The 770bhp hybrid supercar also comes with an optional Weissach Package. With no word on pricing, the package will feature six-point harnesses, upgraded brakes and an emphasis on weight savings of up to 34kg.

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It's not all bad news though. Porsche has announced through it's Facebook page that a 918 Spyder prototype has lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 14 seconds. While it didn't shatter any records, with reference to Wikipedia, it seems to be the fastest hybrid vehicle.

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This lap timing was achieved with a street-legal vehicle with street tyres from a standing start. The 795bhp 918 Spyder was equipped with the optional 'Weissach' package and Michelin street tyres.

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"With the time of 7:14 minutes, the 918 Spyder prototype is already proving to be a fully sustainable concept after just a few months on the road," commented Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project.

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