Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance of 767 horsepower at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 918 RSR is an evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year. The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V-8 from the RS Spyder racer and has electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak. Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a flywheel.
► Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Test drive
It's been almost four years since James Glickenhaus commissioned his custom
Pininfarina-penned Ferrari Enzo-based P4/5, but the excitement has begun to
build back up to a head after a cryptic message on an enthusiast forum
hinting at a possible endurance racer based on the car. Today a new
rendering of what the car might look like from Michiel Van Den Brink has
► 2011 BMW 1M Coupe - 340 ch
The letter M now comes to the segment of the BMW 1 Series to symbolise
outstanding power delivery and the highly dynamic driving properties of a
high-performance sports car. In the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the technology of
a high-performance car is combined with the agility and lightness of a
compact model to create a whole new dimension of sports-style driving
pleasure. With this 2-door model, BMW M GmbH is now realising for the first
time in this vehicle class its concept of racing-oriented performance
characteristics in a car developed for everyday use . This further extends
the company's model range, paving the way for younger target groups to be
able to access the hallmark driving experience offered by an M car.
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe embodies the unmistakable M feeling in a highly
concentrated form. Its in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower turbo and petrol direct injection develops a
maximum output of 250 kW/340 bhp with an engine-speed-oriented
characteristic curve typical of BMW M cars. With chassis technology derived
directly from motor racing, a power-to-weight ratio reduced to 4.4
kilograms per bhp and precisely optimised aerodynamic components including
innovative air curtains at the front end, supreme conversion of superior
propulsion power into thrilling driving dynamics is guaranteed. The BMW 1
Series M Coupe accelerates in 4.9 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and reaches
the 200 km/h mark after 17.3 seconds. In the area of efficiency, too, it
achieves top figures within its performance category. Its average fuel
consumption in the EU test cycle is 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres, while
CO2 emissions are at 224 grams per kilometre.
The outstanding sporty flair of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is outwardly
expressed by the athletic character of its body design. In the exclusively
designed interior of the 4-seater, high-quality materials and an M-specific
cockpit create the ambience of a premium sports car. In its standard
configuration, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe displays the concept harmony so
characteristic of M cars: able to cope both with the extreme demands of the
race track and the diverse challenges of everyday traffic. What is more,
individual preferences in terms of comfort, safety and infotainment can be
fulfilled with a model-specific selection of equipment options also
available for the BMW 1 Series Coupe, including the BMW ConnectedDrive
► Dacia Duster - Andros Trophy 2011
The acclaimed Trophée Andros is regarded globally as one of motor racing's
most uniquely challenging disciplines. The wintry conditions encountered at
a variety of challenging locations can shift extremely quickly,
consequently calling for precise and almost instinctive driving skills.
This makes the Championship an ideal hunting ground for driver of the Dacia
Duster team, former Formula 1 star Alain Prost. As with previous years,
Dacia demonstrate the robustness that has been worked into Duster's DNA.
What's more, the rules which govern this exciting competition restrict the
use of complex, costly technologies. This means that parts such as the
chassis, gearbox and tyres must all comply with specific regulations.
Porsche 918 Spyder - On The Road
BrianZuk records the incredible all-new Porsche 918 Spyder. This is the
only one in the world at this time. The video begins with the cover being
stripped off the 918, then the 918 starts up and drives to the front of the
Lodge at Pebble Beach for the Concours. The video then shows all angles of
the 918, both the exterior and interior. And finally, the video concludes
with the 918 driving off in all-electric mode into a trailer. Incredible
car, enjoy this rare footage...
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Porsche 918 Pebble Beach Debut Video HD
Exclusive video of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept Debut; Highlight
of the Pebble Beach Concours! Gorgeous engine rev and then engages E-Drive
mode for the finale!
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder. Frank Walliser walks Jay through the new super
sports hybrid that Porsche says will act as the "gene pool" for its sports
cars of the future.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid drives - first real video
This past Thursday, the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid made its driving debut on
a closed road in Monterey California, just days prior to its appearance at
the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
After being shipped over from Germany by plane, engineers handed the keys
of the new 918 Spyder Hybrid to Porsche AG Design Chief Michael Mauer. The
car drove under its own power which comes from the mid mounted 3.4 liter V8
out of the RS Spyder as well as in all electric mode which powers just the
The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and
electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission
level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three
litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an
ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a
super sports car and acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in
just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) plus, and a lap
time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT,
on the other.
Porsche 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car
Porsche 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car. Porsche presents a
high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient,
low-emission drive technology. With the release of the 918 Spyder, the
company is further increasing its competence in hybrid technology. The
prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer
a fascinating range of qualities.
Porsche 918 Spyder Sound - Start Ups, Revs & In Action On Track
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Porsche Panamera S Hybrid review - Auto Express
It's a car that's broken new ground in more ways than one. Not only is the
Porsche Panamera the firm's first four-door grand tourer, but now, with the
introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid, it's also the most fuel-efficient
model the firm has ever produced.
Capable of 41.5mpg and emitting only 159g/km of CO2, this Panamera is --
unbelievably -- more economical and cleaner than a VW Passat 1.8 TSI
petrol. Yet it still delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from a
Porsche. It can sprint from 0-62mph in only six seconds, while top speed is
The Two Second Club -- Bugatti, Nissan and Porsche
Breaking the production car 3 second barrier in 0-60 acceleration. Where
many have failed, these specimens prevail; one from Japan, one from Germany
and a third from France. Read the road test here: http://bit.ly/neCOmu
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.