2013MY Porsche 918 Spyder Martini Hybrid
Porsche has completed a deal with the Martini brand, represented by Bacardi & Company Limited, to offer the racing livery on the production version of the 918 Spyder that goes on sale in September of 2013 at a starting price of €645,000 (about US$789,900 at today’s exchange rates), excluding taxes and country-specific charges.
The two companies have a long history together as in 1971, a Porsche 917 finished first in the legendary endurance race in Le Mans with the support of Martini, which eventually became the official partner of the Porsche factory racing team between 1973 and 1978.
The 918 Spyder features a mid-mounted 4.6-liter V8 internal combustion engine with electric drives at the rear and front axles, which produce a total system output of around 762hp (770PS).
Among other highlights are the car’s fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and “top pipes” exhaust system which routes the pipes upwards.