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« on: September 10, 2013, 07:44:02 AM »

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/10/porsche-918-spyder-frankfurt-2013/
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 11:59:49 AM »

Um,
I don't know where people get their info sometimes. That 6:57 is 15 seconds faster then the ACR's 7:12 time, as the non street legal ACR-X's time does not count.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:06:46 PM »

What's the price on that one?  $500,000?  I was waiting for the Maclaren hybrid (equivalent of 950hp) to beat ours, but "money talks" if there is the focus to accomplish something - it can be done.  Bummer though  :(
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 12:17:21 PM »

Um,
I don't know where people get their info sometimes. That 6:57 is 15 seconds faster then the ACR's 7:12 time, as the non street legal ACR-X's time does not count.

You're right shooter... I didn't actually think about the math...

It was posted in Autoblog


That's over four seconds faster than the Dodge Viper ACR that has held the record for street-legal production cars for the last two years. It's also faster than the Gumpert Apollo, and just behind the barely-legal Radical SR8. And maybe best of all, it gives McLaren something to keep gunning for. Go ahead and scroll down to watch a video of the 918's 'Ring adventure.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 12:21:43 PM »

What's the price on that one?  $500,000?  I was waiting for the Maclaren hybrid (equivalent of 950hp) to beat ours, but "money talks" if there is the focus to accomplish something - it can be done.  Bummer though  :(

List is $845,000 then there is the Weissach package: $84,000 worth of carbon-fibre, titanium and magnesium enhancements for a total weight savings of seventy-seven pounds. And no stereo.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 01:03:13 PM »

List is $845,000 then there is the Weissach package: $84,000 worth of carbon-fibre, titanium and magnesium enhancements for a total weight savings of seventy-seven pounds. And no stereo.

With that high of a price tage the question remains ... will they build the 1000 per year that is required to be consided a "production car"  Maybe they can't beat the PRODUCTION CAR record?  It is easy enough to build a tuner car to beat the stock ACR record, but that moves it out of the PRODUCTION CAR catagory and it just becomes a one of 12 or whatever mega buck tuner cars. 

I wish Chrysler would build a $5,000,000 6minute machine.  Should be easy enough when you have all that money?  Toss is some controllable jets to push the car around the cormers and accelerate ...   :lol:  A Real Batmobile.  Use an anchor to turnthe hairpin, etc  :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 01:13:30 PM »

It's really insane that in 2012 the 918 was 7:14 at the 'Ring... and now set a record at 6:57  :eatspopcorn:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/um-wow-porsche-918-laps-nurburgring-nordschleife-in-7-minutes-14-seconds/
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 02:52:58 PM »

It's really insane that in 2012 the 918 was 7:14 at the 'Ring... and now set a record at 6:57  :eatspopcorn:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/um-wow-porsche-918-laps-nurburgring-nordschleife-in-7-minutes-14-seconds/

I won't be impressed unless they actually make 5000, like the Viper had made.  That is what slows cars down.  Easy to make one or 20 and lose a lot of money.  To make 1000 would ruin a company just from warranty claims pluse they would sepnd so much building those cars that it would lose billions to claim a record?  Kinda takes the fun out of it. 

Not sure how much faster the Ring ACR wiould go with my 1500whp engine installed in that car, but it would probably only require a couple hundred more hp to remove 20 seconds from the ACRs time.  Chrysler isn't about to spend all that money just to beat a couple of million dollar cars.  If there was 1000 of thsoe cars that might make it worth chrysler's effort to kick their ass again?
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 03:19:49 PM »

What I think makes it interesting is this is a hybrid... 1 gas engine and 2 electric engines...
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 05:37:36 PM »

It sure took them long enough to figure it out.  I'd just add another couple hundred hp and delete any warranty.

I even think that Ralph should install the Challenger Drag Pack engine (adapted of course) into a few of the new Vipers and add the ACR package.  Say, make it a new ACR model and charge an extra $800,000 for the half dozen they should build just to spank the Porsche and the Maclaren.  I'd love that ...
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 05:54:22 PM »

They plan to build 918 of these hybrid Porsche's
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 08:41:49 PM »

That is about the same technology that Dodge and Caddilac sold for a couple of years?


See how many they build.  Does Porsche sell that many cars that they can possibly build an extra 1000cars in only a year?
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »

With that high of a price tage the question remains ... will they build the 1000 per year that is required to be consided a "production car"  Maybe they can't beat the PRODUCTION CAR record?  It is easy enough to build a tuner car to beat the stock ACR record, but that moves it out of the PRODUCTION CAR catagory and it just becomes a one of 12 or whatever mega buck tuner cars. 


I just noticed this. You know they have never built 1000 ACR's in a year right.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2013, 10:49:59 PM »

Nascar required 500 cars to be built to qualify for production car classification.  They've made more than 25,000 Vipers and there are 5 different styles.

Salt flats require "available at a multitude of Dealerships or the parts avarialbe at a dealership to be classes as production car class ... 
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 08:40:10 PM »

Nascar required 500 cars to be built to qualify for production car classification.  They've made more than 25,000 Vipers and there are 5 different styles.

Salt flats require "available at a multitude of Dealerships or the parts avarialbe at a dealership to be classes as production car class ...

It's called Homologation. And it's only for race series. Has nothing to do with whether a car is classed as production.
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