918 SPYDER SHOWS OFF MARTINI LIVERY
Hybrid supercar heads off for 'ring testing and gets a lick of paint to celebrate
As in, there is none.
And so as it heads off to the 'ring the Spyder's latest livery evokes memories of classic Martini Porsches of the 70s. Though the sponsorship only lasted from 1973-1978 and the colours are equally associated with rallying Lancias, iconic cars like the 917, 908, 935 and various RS and RSR 911s mean Porsche still stakes an emotional claim.
Cue the 'super sports car for the future' that celebrates racing cars of the past PR guff. Which we'll fall for every time when supplied with pictures like this!
There's certainly more to hitting that target lap time than a 911 with two big turbos and two bigger balls, the Spyder combining, as previously discussed, a 570hp 4.6-litre V8 with a hybrid module on the rear axle and additional electric motors on the front for a combined 770hp. At least. Other development goals include a top speed of over 203mph, 0-62mph in less than three seconds, at least 15 miles of electric-only range, CO2 of around 70g/km and combined fuel consumption of around 84mpg.
So, when do we get to see one in Gulf colours?