The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has been revealed in traditional Martini Racing livery, an option available to buyers.
But now Porsche has gone the whole hog and struck a deal with Martini to revive the Martini Racing livery used by Porsche in the 1970s for its new hybrid supercar, and buyers of the 918 Spyder will be able to option their new car up with Martini logos. Although why any would is beyond us.
As well as showing off the new Martini Racing colour scheme, Porsche are keen to point out a few notables about the 918 Spyder. Such as the fact it will have 762bhp at its disposal, is expected to lap the Nurburgring in under 7:22s and manage emissions of 70g/km.
The first two you can take as a given, but the daft emissions levels are a result of the silly official methods of calculating average economy.
For hybrid and plug-in cars there is an assumption made about the split of driving power which leads to some really silly figures. Emissions are calculated purely on the official economy figures (no, there are no CO2 emission tests) so by assuming the 918 Spyder will drive a lot of time on electric power we end up with barking mad figures for emissions and economy.
Still, ignoring the silly green figures, the Porsche 918 Spyder is looking very, very promising.