We were wondering why Porsche 918 prototypes spied at the Nurburgring and then in Spain were sporting a Martini livery. Usually test cars are wrapped in heavy camouflage. Turns out Porsche was testing that livery! No really. They just unveiled the official one, an official Martini racing livery for the 918. And boy oh boy does it look good on it.
This cool Martini livery harks back to the one featured on the Porsche 908, 917, 935 or 936 or one of various 911 RS or RSR models between 1973 and 1978. Now thanks to the renewed partnership the livery makes a comeback on the 918.
The super sport hybrid continues its testing sessions all over Europe. What’s interesting is that Porsche is not even trying to hide the prototypes from prying eyes. On the contrary, they want people to see it and appreciate it. That’s why every now and then they releases official spyshots of the car.
The 918 is a car the will rewrite the whole rulebook for making super car. The combined system power of the drivetrain is 770 hp and the NEDC fuel consumption is forecast to be only around three litres per 100 km, equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km. While the livery of the prototype is reminiscent of historical models, this advanced technology ensures the Porsche 918 Spyder is clearly a super sports car for the future.
The car also looks properly beautiful. It is, after all, the spiritual successor for the legendary Carrera GT. Porsche 918 will be produced in limited numbers and will have a base price of over 700,000 Euros.