Check out this exclusive TFLcar photo of a lightly disguised Porsche 918s testing near Denver, Colorado. Team TFLcar came together and caught three cars high altitude testing in the Mountains of Colorado after Daniel Buxbaum, one of The Fast Lane Car’s contributors, received the photos below of a lightly disguised Porsche 918s testing near Denver, Colorado. The photos below are fairly low resolution photos, but they clearly show the upcoming Porsche 918 will look a lot like the concepts we have all seen. You may wonder why Porsche has opted to test in the Rocky Mountains. The Porsche 918 must be evaluated in extreme conditions and adjusted accordingly. The Rocky Mountains are one of the most sought after locations for testing as the automaker gets high altitude, cold, mountainous above the foothills and lots of high speed roadways – all within a reasonable distance of Denver, CO.
We gathered some information about the Porsche 918 from the net and added it to these photos.
Here are some facts about the seriously sexy Porsche 918:
This is a hybrid-powered super-car with a 121 horsepower electric motor assisting in powering the rear wheels AND a 107 horsepower electric motor powering the front wheels. The front motor is a helper that disengages at about 16 mph. Add to that a 570 hp, 4.6-liter V8 as the main motivator and you have nearly 800 horses prancing off the line. The power peak is supposed to be around 9,000 rpm!
The photos you’re looking at are some of the first taken in North America. Notice some of the Martini graphics and the
We have heard the prices will be between three-quarters of a million dollars to over the million dollar mark. Simply put, this Porsche 918 should be the most advanced, most expensive and best handling hybrid – ever.
We, at The Fast Lane Car, love Porsches and we had a blast with the newest 911. Check out the video and see for yourself!
Daniel Buxbaum (Writer)
Daniel Buxbaum has had a life-long passion for all things automotive. His background as a Porsche, Audi and BMW service advisor brings a more technical approach to his writing. Dan’s passion for automotive journalism secured him a position as regional manager and contributing writer for Parts & People, a multi-region automotive trade publication. Dan is also an active member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and Motor Press Guild (MPG).