Porsche has revealed official images of its forthcoming 918 supercar decorated in Martini Racing livery reminiscent of its classic sports cars of the 1970s, ahead of the release of the limited edition supercar, scheduled for September. The special Martini livery will be available to customers (if you have to ask, the 918 will go for $845,000)
The gasoline-electric hybrid 918 is powered by a race-derived 4.6-liter V8 and two electric motors, producing 762hp and 552lb ft in total, which Porsche claims will deliver a 202mph top speed. According to Porsche, the 918 Spyder weighs “less than 1700kg” [3,750lbs] and will be made available with a stripped-out race package.
The monocoque, consisting of carbon fiber-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 upward.
Martini officially partnered the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978, during which Martini Porsche racers finished first in the 1973 Targa Florio and 1976 Sports Car Championship, as well as claiming victories in the 1976 and 1977 Le Mans 24-hour races.