Surely by now we’ve all heard of the fantastic Porsche 918. For those who haven’t, or have somehow forgotten, maybe the following lines will spark your memory and interest. Remember the car that hit 350km/h in the Outback earlier this year? That was the Porsche 918. Remember the car that set a production car lap record of 6:57 on the North Loop at the Nurbugring? That was the Porsche 918. Remember the hybrid V8 that could sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.6 seconds? No prizes for guessing, that car was the Porsche 918.
I could rant on and on about the incredible engineering involved in the 918, but to save your eyes the strain and your brain the effort, I’ll cut to the chase of this article. Despite the magnificence of the Porsche, it has been announced that Porsche has built the 918th 918, which also happens to be the last production 918. I know I know, I’m just as disappointed as you are. What is probably more disappointing is that Porsche themselves owned the single 918 that arrived on Australian shores. All the other 918s were delivered to other places around the world.
In the spirit of appreciation, below is a fantastic video of the 918 which I highly recommend you watch. It’ll get your petrol-head senses tingling with delight!
Although the absence of the Porsche 918 has been a bit of a disappointment in Australia, there are still a great number of fantastic cars available on the Australian market. If these cars aren’t good enough for you, then you’d be happy to know that here at Active Motorwerke Australia we offer a large variety of performance and aesthetic enhancements for your vehicle. Give us a ring or send us an email for more information.
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