Driving trials of the Porsche‘s eye-popping 918 Spyder prototype have entered a stylish new phase.
A permanent fixture of the test program for all new Porsche vehicles is the famed 12.92-mile-long Nordschleife of the Nürburgring race course.
The 918 Spyder’s combination of a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric drives at the front and rear axles kicks out more than 770 hp.
A lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative plug-in hybrid drive supercar.
The latest test vehicle is now turning laps in the legendary Martini Racing livery of many historic Porsche racecars, particularly from the 1970s.
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Martini was the official partner of the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978.
Martini-adorned cars finished first overall at the Targa-Florio in 1973, winning the Sports Car World Championship in 1976 and overall victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977.
And as early as 1971, a Porsche 917 finished first in the legendary endurance race in Le Mans with the support of Martini, so it’s utterly appropriate on the new 918.
Now that’s the kind of custom paint job we’d get into…
- Posted July 31, 2012
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