Porsche unveils the new Martini Racing paint scheme on the 918 Spyder
|   Monday, August 06, 2012
The Porsche 918 Spyder is already a huge hit amongst racing enthusiasts and the car has proved to be quite a challenging opponent for other cars on the track. Nonetheless Porsche has decided to give the 918 Spyder a new coat of paint and a livelier vinyl scheme. To be precise, the 1970s Martini Racing paint scheme has been applied on to the Spyder.

All the tests on the car have been performed on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife testing track and the 20.
km track is the perfect place to showcase a car's performance. Incredibly, the 918 Spyder has set a record time of seven minutes and twenty two seconds, hence beating most of the other cars that have been tested on the same track.

The most notable feature about the Spyder is that, it is a hybrid. The car is powered by a high performance combustion engine on the inside and electric motors powering the rear axle. The engine when combined together produce power close to 770 HP and the fuel consumption of the car is calculated to be nearly 3 liters per 100 km.

The car is also environment friendly and hence emission levels are less than 70 g/km. The technology used by Porsche makes it clear that the 918 Spyder is the role model of all future supercars.

The chassis and body frame of the 918 Spyder is made of carbon fiber polymer and hence this cut out on a considerable amount of weight which further enhances the acceleration, top speed and handling of the vehicle.
The best feature about the 918 Spyder is its adaptive rear axle steering, customizable aerodynamics, its low routed exhaust system and the innovative rear design of the car. These entire factors combine together to make the 918 Spyder a complete performance package.

The test car, which has been circling the Nürburgring-Nordschleife testing track has been painted keeping in mind Martini Racing's paint scheme and the Spyder has proven itself to be worthy of the tag.

Porsche and Bacardi and Company – the official sponsor of Martini – have signed a new contract this year and the new 918 Spyder paint scheme is a part of that move. This is a limited edition car and only a few more are up for sale. Hence, demand is already at its peak.

Martini was the official sponsor of Porsche back in the 70s and it was the time when Porsche dominated the racing circuit in all formats, their specialization being the 24 hours Le Mans. The winning days are soon to be back with the renewal of this iconic partnership.

The 918 Spyder is powered by a twin parallel super charged 4.6 liter V8 engine and an electric motor and decouple. The gear box controls the front wheels which are powered by the engine and the rear wheels are powered by the electric motor which produces 80 kW power. The engines, combined can produce up to 770 HP.

This is good news for Porsche fans and the company surely seems to be taking sales seriously.
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