The Supervisory Board at Porsche this week gave the green light for series development of the 918 Spyder, the 718-horsepower all-wheel-drive hybrid sports car with outstanding fuel economy and claimed 3.2-seconds 0-62 mph quickness.
Taken from drawing to 2010 Geneva Auto Show in less than five months, the 918 Spyder mixes a 500-hp, 9,200-rpm, 3.4-liter gasoline V8 with two electric motors for a combined 718 hp. Porsche has calculated that it could be quicker than the old Carrera GT around the Nordschleife.
The 918 Spyder, one of three hybrid models Porsche presented in Geneva, can go up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) on electric power. The two-seater reportedly limits gasoline consumption to three liters per 100 kilometers (78.4 miles per gallon) and emits just 70 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
No time line has been given for when the car will be ready for the road, but Green Car Advisor doesn’t expect the first production models before the spring of 2012. Pricing has not been announced, but Bloomberg news service has reported it could cost $630,000. Porsche said more details will be disclosed in coming weeks.
The car was just unveiled for West Coast US eyes last night at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Thanks Edmunds.com Green Car Advisor
This past Sunday, Pacific Porsche participated as a proud sponsor of the Wine & Beer Festival at the Trump National Golf Club above the picturesque cliffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, just minutes from our Torrance location. Proceeds went to the Providence Little Company of Mary and Rotary Club of Rancho Palos Verdes while the large crowd spent a glorious day enjoying boutique tastes from wineries and breweries both near and far along with fantastic foods.
With a fine display of Porsche vehicles: 911 GT3RS, Panamera Turbo, Cayenne Turbo and Boxster Sport Convertible, guests were able to satisfy their tastes with a range of performance, price and prowess. While many gravitated immediately to the recognizable 911 shape, the Panamera likely garnered top attention and was parked as the centerpiece of the arrangement.
Attendees enjoyed time sitting in and walking around the vehicles with questions ranging from the options for the new Panamera to performance specs of the Boxster, qualifications and comparisons of the 911 variants, with many asking the ultimate question: “Why have I not traded my current car in on one of these?”. Having five models on hand, even with the steady flow of guests, allowed for many to take their time in the Porsche of their choice.
The day was another culmination of what the LAcarGUY family of dealerships feels so strongly about and is what people are looking for: local community events and involvement, the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for some great organizations, being close to the ocean and nature as well as offering those that want the best, the right automotive experience.
It’s not every day that you get to take in the entire Porsche product line. Better yet, get a chance at driving one. On a race track, under the guidance of the Porsche Sport Driving School around some of the Porsche Owners Club elite! Now we’ll add the icing on the cake: Your chance is at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana (yes, your back yard) on June 4 and 5.
So if you love Porsche cars, autocross, LeMans racing, learning, listening or all of the above, you’ll want to take part in the first come, first served event. Pacific Porsche is pleased to invite you to take part in this unbelievable experience, even your camera-ready smartphone won’t believe what happened to it!
Porsche commands the road (and our senses) with the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Read the German carmaker’s tell-all of this future top GT model.
Our Facebook and Twitter pages are filled with exciting news, events, upcoming models and exclusive deals and we encourage you to participate.
This November we will be giving away an Ipod Nano and FIVE $50 gas cards to
our social media fans throughout the month (Followers/Fans on both
double their chances). Winners* will be randomly picked from our
followers and fans at the end of November. In addition, ALL
fans/followers will receive 10% off their next service or parts
purchase in November**! (check your Facebook/Twitter email for coupon)
Saturday, October 17, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm (test drives available)
Kindly RSVP by October 15, 2009
Service Clinic: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Call for reservations: 310.891.2100
27-point technician inspection – Talk with the techs.
$77.50* oil service exchange (*excludes Carrera GT)
Join us as we launch the new 2010 Porsche Panamera at the Celebration Of First Event. Not only will you get
the chance to see the Panamera’s daunting power, relentless precision and luxurious seating for four, but you
may find yourself being the very first to take a test drive. So come celebrate. And witness, yet, another
Porsche first. The 2010 Panamera will be on display and you’ll receive a complimentary gift bag for attending.
LAcarGUY.com is returns as Presenting sponsor of the 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival.
The festival takes place on Sunday, October 25th and we aren't just sponsoring… Each of our dealerships will have entries in the race. We're car guys, what did you expect?
LAcarGUY will be also bring several of our 2010 vehicles to the race, so be sure to come by and say hi.
What is the World Famous Pumpkin Race?
A fun-spirited festival like no other! The highlight of the Pumpkin Race
is a unique side-by-side single elimination race featuring handcrafted,
decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful, and dramatic
display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Race Car teams
battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy. We
also award other prizes for Best Decoration, Most Innovative Design, and
Best Crash. Proceeds for this event go to the Beach Cities Education Foundation.
To get more info to enter your pumpkin race car go to http://www.pumpkinrace.com/
Pacific Porsche will be giving away a Porsche Cayman for the Hole In One promotion at the annual Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Tournament. The event will take place at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday, October 12th in Palos Verdes. More info at www.manhattanbeachchamber.net. All proceeds go to Walk with Sally, South Bay Family Heathcare Center and the Jon Wilhite Recovery Fund.
Good luck to all participants in this great cause!
LAcarGUY employees had a great time on saturday participating in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup. The event was a HUGE success with over 14,000 volunteers in attendance to clean up our beaches for 3 hours on Saturday. Heal The Bay also set a record for removing over 300,000 lbs of trash. Amazing job Heal the Bay. We were proud to be a part of the clean up.