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Old 03-28-2016, 02:14 PM
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If i was in your shoes i would go for a nice 935 K3 example, ready for competing in historic track challenges.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:03 AM
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bump the old times.
what did you do, wt?
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:00 PM
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I totally get it...honestly every single person who I know who bought a 918 has sold it.

They all say the same as you...it's great...it's just too "digital" for how much it costs it's missing that visceral feeling us old school Porsche guys crave.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:20 AM
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Greetings all , been away for a while from here . Sorry .
'I still have the 918 , I don't have the heart to let her go .
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by wtdoom View Post
Greetings all , been away for a while from here . Sorry .
'I still have the 918 , I don't have the heart to let her go .
Makes sense to me!
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by wtdoom View Post
Greetings all , been away for a while from here . Sorry .
'I still have the 918 , I don't have the heart to let her go .
Good for you!
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Stockholm996TT View Post
Hey wtdoom! I just love the looks of the 918 Spyder! I was in the process of ordering one, but after having driven it twice I decided to buy a mint Carrera GT instead. In my opinion a much more involving drive. My suggestion: Sell the 918 Spyder and buy a nice 904 GTS.
Very interesting
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by wtdoom View Post
Greetings all , been away for a while from here . Sorry .
'I still have the 918 , I don't have the heart to let her go .
Not just to Mike, but also make perfect sense to me.

Most people I know that had sold theirs regret the decision, and ended up buying back another at market price. The others though it was too perfect and preferred something less refined. A few had to let it go to cash in the gain and buy something else.

You got yours at MSRP, and I know you are not sweating for cash flow.

918 is the best hybrid human can possibly made, last of it's breed like the CGT was the best and last of the analog era.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:06 PM
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the 918 was a beta test for Porsche's hybrid tech.. it would be frightening to own after warranty runs out. Will make the CGT seem like a Toyota Corolla in terms of maintenance costs. Hopefully they keep paying for the "recalls" (7 and counting...)
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:18 PM
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the 918 was a beta test for Porsche's hybrid tech.. it would be frightening to own after warranty runs out. Will make the CGT seem like a Toyota Corolla in terms of maintenance costs. Hopefully they keep paying for the "recalls" (7 and counting...)
Really? Wow, I thought Porsche had the Hybrid Tech in the Cayenne and the Panamera long before the 918 came out. Also seems like they had the 919 LMP1 project going at least in development before the 918 came to market. Just never thought of the 918 as a beta test car. Porsche’s hybrid technology seems more complex and integrated than the application in the other 2 HyperCars.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tims16m View Post


Really? Wow, I thought Porsche had the Hybrid Tech in the Cayenne and the Panamera long before the 918 came out. Also seems like they had the 919 LMP1 project going at least in development before the 918 came to market. Just never thought of the 918 as a beta test car. Porsche’s hybrid technology seems more complex and integrated than the application in the other 2 HyperCars.
I agree that the 918 is a pinnacle statement in the “performance hybrid” realm. It was the darling of the Nordscheife and many other track tests against its rivals. I consider it a high-water mark relative to other pretenders to the throne.

i attended the 2011 long-lead customer preview in Weissach and came away just blown out of the water. The final result was even more advanced than the preview we were shown.

The 918 is no place holder. It is, without doubt, a marker in the advancement of personal transportation.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:24 PM
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Why no upgrades from Porsche for the 918? It's been around long enough that you might expect a .2, maybe some new battery / hybrid tech. - or has the model run it's course?

I still think a de-hybridized / lightened version of this car - with enough visual changes to warrant a new model designation - would be a perfect 960-type sportscar.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:25 PM
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Dont do it!!! It is a special part of Porsche history!
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jmh981 View Post
Why no upgrades from Porsche for the 918? It's been around long enough that you might expect a .2, maybe some new battery / hybrid tech. - or has the model run it's course?

I still think a de-hybridized / lightened version of this car - with enough visual changes to warrant a new model designation - would be a perfect 960-type sportscar.

There is no need to upgrade the car, just like Porsche deemed it unnecessary to upgrade the 959 before.

Their halo car was to showcase what they can do, and what they can learn from building it. Nothing more. The fact that they are the fastest car in their era is just a byproduct of Porsche's knowhow. When you are king, there is no need to tweak it further. The knowledge learnt from building their halo cars trickle down to their other products, the 959 with twin turbos, 4wd, etc. The 918 with the hybrid system, new interior direction, construction techniques, and who knows what else.

There will never be a de-hybrid version of the 918, ever. Or for that matters lighter one. The 918, without the hybrid system, is already lighter than a CGT, which is already very light weight.

The V8 is the 918 cannot survive without the hybrid system, it was designed from the groups up to be used with the hybrid system. It's does not make sense for Porsche to design another NA V8 just to supply a low volume car when the current political climate forced them to go turbo and hybrid and electric.

If you want such a car, perhaps it's better to go lobby governments around the world to stop this fuel economy standard non-sense.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:29 PM
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I'd say keep it. It has its place in history already. Way ahead of its time.

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Originally Posted by wtdoom View Post
Greetings all , been away for a while from here . Sorry .
'I still have the 918 , I don't have the heart to let her go .
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