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Porsche 918 Spyder Assembly Line

Located in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, the 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) Porsche 918 Spyder assembly line employs 100 people who hand build the hypercar. The factory itself consists of 18 stations, where the carbon fiber monocoque, engines, leather finish, and chassis are assembled. Each car takes approximately 100-hours to assemble, and includes continuous testing before the vehicles are taken by a lift to a testing area on the floor below for a final check out. It takes one technician 40-hours to make each engine for the 918. Continue reading for the 11-minute video and more information.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Stuttgart-based auto enthusiast Johan9ff spotted the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS in a parking garage, complete with a deeper front spoiler, revamped front bumper with larger air intakes, air outlets on top of the front wings, and a large fixed rear wing for extreme downforce at high speeds. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but expect this to be priced from $180,000USD. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Gold Porsche 918 Spyder

When you've got everything a man could want, such as a garage full of hypercars and mansions all over the world, the only thing left to do, besides philanthropy, is wrapping everything in gold, right? Well, that's exactly what this Porsche 918 Spyder owner in Dubai decided to do with their Weissach package hypercar. This vehicle straight from the factory boasts 875 hp and 944 lb-ft, and according to Justin Bell of DuPont Registry's 2014 Exotic Car Buyers Guide: "Porsche has created the car of tomorrow, today, and the 918 will forever change our perceptions of what a car can do." Continue reading for more images.

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Auto enthusiasts rejoice! The production Porsche 918 Spyder has finally been revealed, and it's a doozy. Powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 4.6L gasoline engine and two electric motors - one mounted on the front axle while the other sits at the rear one, it rockets from 0-62mph in less than 2.8 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.7 seconds and 0-186mph is achieved in 22 seconds, en route to a top speed of 214mph. This supercar will be limited to just 918-units worldwide and set you back a cool $845,000. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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At first glance, this may just look like a gold-wrapped Porsche GT3 RS, but in reality, it's a very cleverly disguised bicycle. This was made by Hannes Langeder is a very proud owner of a GT3 RS Porsche and consists of plastic pipes, sticky tape and aluminum foil. It took Hannes 6 months, over 10,000 hours, and 13, 000 to euros to complete.

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Valued at a whopping $152000USD, the one-off Velvet Elite 9100 just might be the weirdest Porsche you've ever seen - second to the leather-covered Ferrari F430. According to its owners, "the material will last roughly three years and it can be cleaned by hand or using a normal jet wash, without requiring any special products." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Thanks to two electric motors - producing 156 HP (115 kW) and approximately 129 HP (95 kW) - powering each axle, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder has a combined maximum output of 887hp (661 kW) and more than 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. It rockets from 0-100 km/h in a mere 2.8-seconds and has a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph). Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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At $181,000USD, the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a supercar to be reckoned with. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L flattened boxer engine that generates 560hp and 700Nm of torque, it accelerates from 0-60mph in a mere 2.9-seconds. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Here's a first look at the stunning 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, which features a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission, active rear-wheel steering, a computer-controlled rear differential with torque vectoring, and "a liberal amount of aluminum in the unibody and body panels." Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.

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Available in base ($52,600) and S trims ($63,800), the 2013 Porsche Cayman is lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. Buyers can choose from either a 2.7L or 3.4L, both of which have been designed to rev more freely than before (peak power arrives at 7,400rpm - the old models run out of breath at 7,200rpm). More revs, in this case, means more power.

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