1:18 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER WEISSACH PACKAGE (RIVIERA BLUE)

New from Autoart, 1:18 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER WEISSACH PACKAGE (RIVIERA BLUE)
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Porsche 918 Weissach

Porsche always knows how to go one better. In the development centre in Weissach near Stuttgart, Porsche technicians have put the 918 Spyder super sports car – which can achieve up to 345 km/h (215 mph) on a slimming diet. This is a new plastic kit from Revell in scale 1/24 with 120 components. (No. 07027)
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Since the technical specification is already outstanding, an improvement was only possible by reducing the weight using magnesium instead of aluminium and titanium instead of steel. The lightweight construction of the 887 bhp super sports-car has already overwhelmingly demonstrated its qualities: the 918 Spyder carrying the Martini Racing design and fitted with Weissach Sports equipment – recognizable by the additional aerodynamic wings at the rear and the 7 spoke rims – established a new lap record on the northern circuit of the Nürburgring in September 2013 with a time of 6 minutes 57 seconds.
– Faithfully reproduced multi-part bodycsm_07027__D_04_PORSCHE_918_WEISSACH_SPORT_bca124d3b2
– Multi-part eight cylinder engine
– Fully detailed replica electric motors
– Can be assembled with or without roof
– Structured front seats
– Detailed interior with authentic instrument panel
– Separate, moveable rear spoiler
– Fully detailed suspension
– Rotating wheels
– Detailed chassis
– Diverse chromed parts, including wheel rims and reflectors
– Comprehensive decal set for the record car in Martini Racing Design

Porsche 918 spyder

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New from Revell, plastic kit in scale 1/24, 07026, release in August 2015.
– Faithfully reproduced multi-part body
– Multi-part eight cylinder engine
– Fully detailed replica electric motors
– Structured front seats
– Detailed interior with authentic instrument panel
– Separate, moveable rear spoiler
– Fully detailed suspension
– Rotating wheels
– Detailed chassis
– Diverse chromed parts, including wheel rims and reflectors
– Comprehensive decal set with international registration plates (D, A, NL, F, B, CH, GB, I, RUS)
Even the proportions of this technical marvel are reminiscent of a racing car. Two well packed up electric motors are hidden behind the driver, the V8 engine with its 608 bhp is in the rear. The 918 turned out to be a thoroughbred super sports car with a racing registration which however, thanks to the innovative drive technology produces a fuel consumption figure comparable with midium size motor cars. Porsche typical are the performance figures: from 0 to 100 kmh (62 mph) in an unbelievable 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 345 km/h (215 mph).

News from Schuco 1/64 for 2015

This week the big toy fair in Nurnberg (germany) opens the doors. Coming days I hope to publish news about the new Porsche models expected for 2015. First news reached me are the 1/64 models from Schuco.
Schermafbeelding 2015-01-28 om 21.08.40

Porsche 918 spyder Martini 2014

Porsche 918 spyder martini 2014
The Porsche 918 Spyder Martini 2014 from Spark models in scale 1/18. Seen at modelcarworld.de

Porsche 918 Hybrid Giallo Modena

Porsche 918 Hybrid  Giallo Modena

Porsche 918 Hybrid Giallo Modena, scale 1/43 by Tecno models, ( T-EX 27G )
Limited edition 25 pieces. Release may 2013.

Porsche 918 Spyder A unique combination of performance and efficiency

Prototyp 918 Spyder
Stuttgart. The 918 Spyder embodies the essence of the Porsche idea: it combines pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday utility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch, appropriately beginning with a sheet of white paper, allowed the team to come up with a no-compromise concept. The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future.
Prototyp 918 Spyder
The 918 Spyder reveals its close links to motorsport in a variety of ways. It has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in cooperation with series production specialists. A great deal of insight gained from the development of Porsche race cars for the 24 hours race in Le Mans in 2014 is thus integrated into the 918 Spyder – and vice versa. The structural concept of the 918 Spyder with a rolling chassis as its basis – a basic vehicle that can be driven even without a body – is race car tradition at Porsche. The concept of the V8 engine originates from the LMP2 RS Spyder race car. The load-bearing structures, the monocoque and subframe, are made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer. Porsche has many years of experience with this high-strength, lightweight construction material and has again achieved top results with the development of the series production 918 Spyder. Many parts of the super sports car come from manufacturers who have a proven record as suppliers for motorsport vehicles. Continue reading “Porsche 918 Spyder A unique combination of performance and efficiency”

Nuremburg news 2013 part VI : Carrera slotracing

Carrera slotracing presents a few new Porsche models this year. The 918 spyder, the 904 and the 917. Some of these also in the sets. Later this year more info.

918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design

Prototype Porsche 918 Spyder in Martini Racing designDriving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder are entering the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test programme for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 20.8 km long challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife race circuit. After all, a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative super sports car with a plug-in hybrid drive.
The 918 Spyder combines a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric drives at the rear and front axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency. The system power of all three drives together is 770 hp. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is forecast to be only around three litres per 100 km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km. The monocoque, consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), reduces the car’s weight and delivers remarkable rigidity and precision. Other highlights are the car’s fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and “top pipes” exhaust system which routes the pipes upwards. All of this makes the Porsche 918 Spyder a super sports car for the future, even though the styling of the prototypes is reminiscent of historical models. Continue reading “918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design”

PORSCHE 918 SPYDER – 2010 – GREY METALLIC

PORSCHE 918 SPYDER - 2010 - GREY METALLIC

Porsche 918 Spyder – 2010 – Grey metallic, 1/18 by Minichamps (110060030), release 01-2012

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