The Porsche 918 Spyder is an incredibly powerful yet extremely expensive hybrid supercar. Most of us won’t be able to buy one, let alone come within arm’s reach of it. But for those who have a 918 Spyder to call their own, Porsche has a new 918 Spyder luggage set to complement its hybrid supercar .
The specially designed 918 Spyder luggage set is the work of Porsche Design Studio. Naturally, the whole set was built to specifically to fit the 918 Spyder.
Take for example the trolley, which was designed to accommodate 30 liters (1.1 cubic feet) of goods and fit into the 918 Spyder’s luggage compartment. There’s also a carbon case that can be installed into the center console of the supercar. That’s another four liters (0.14 cubic feet) of added space that can be opened on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. A small storage box and two garment covers are also included in the whole set. The box can be fitted into the glove box, while the garment covers hang from a specially designed hanging system that attaches to the 918’s carbon-fiber monocoque just behind the seats.
The luggage set carries the same colors of the 918 Spyder, which include Garnet Red-Silver, Onyx Black-Acid Green, Onyx Black-Silver, Mocca Brown-Silver and Mocca Brown-Orange.
Remember, you can’t buy the luggage set if you don’t have a 918 Spyder. That rules out pretty much all of us.
But anybody who has a 918 Spyder are free to get this set as a nice add-on option. That is if you feel the need to show off your prized ride even more.
According to Porsche’s website, pricing for these piece are "available upon request," which translates to "too expensive to ask."
Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Why It Matters
Admittedly, this luggage set only matters for those who actually have a 918 Spyder as opposed to the rest of us who have posters of the 918 Spyder. That’s a big difference right there.
We could actually draw them into those posters, but it still wouldn’t be the same.
The Porsche 918 Spyder was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, ushering n a new era for Porsche and for hybrid supercars everywhere.
The 918 Spyder is built on a carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque that is interlocked with a CFRP unit carrier. This provides great stability with lightweight construction, and also provides plenty of protection for the folks in its cabin. On the outside, you see plenty of Porsche’s trademark characteristics.
But it’s the engine that has people wondering the levels of awesomeness the 918 Spyder can achieve. Sitting inside that sexy and bodacious body is a technologically advanced 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that pumps out 608 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 391 foot-pounds of torque. Add that to an electric motor that produces 154 horsepower on the rear axle and another 127 ponies on the front axle and you have a car that a total output of 887 horsepower to go with 940 pound-feet of torque.
Any which way you want to slice it, the Porsche 918 Spyder is a beast in every sense of the word.
Gallery Porsche 918 Spyder
The new Porsche 918 Spyder luggage set presented by Porsche Tequipment is the first suitcase and bag series specially designed for trips away in this high-performance Sports Car. Designed by the Porsche Design Studio and developed by Porsche in Weissach, the luggage collection is an ideal match for the interior of the super sports car. The material concept of these luxurious accessories is based on those used in the passenger compartment of the 918 Spyder*, and the set is also designed to make optimum use of the space available in the vehicle. The series is available in three versions: as a five-piece luggage set, a three-piece travel set or a two-piece stowage set. The entire set comprises two storage boxes, two garment covers and a trolley.
The trolley was specially designed to fit the luggage compartment of the 918 Spyder and has a capacity of 30 litres. Its unusual form means that it leaves more than enough space in the luggage compartment to stow the removable roof halves of the 918 Spyder as well. The trolley can be expanded to hold an additional 10 litres if necessary.
A carbon case for the centre console is also included in the collection. The box opens on the passenger’s side and fits into the elevated centre console, providing stowage space of around 4 litres.
An additional small storage box utilises the space in the glove box for secure stowage. The fact that it is opened and closed using the flap of the glove compartment means that it is ideally integrated into the vehicle.
The luggage set is rounded off by two garment covers which can be securely attached to the carbon-fibre monocoque behind the seats thanks to a specially designed hanging system. The magnetic clasps on the inside of the garment protectors make it easier to fold them together. The protective covers are also shaped to fit the available space, unlike conventional garment covers.
The 918 Spyder luggage series is "Handmade in Germany“. The pieces of luggage are made from a unique high-quality combination of exposed carbon and authentic natural leather. The insides of the boxes, the garment covers and the suitcase are lined with Alcantara. The set thus references the popular motor sports materials which are also used in the interior of the 918 Spyder. The luggage set is available in the same versions as the vehicle interior: Garnet Red-Silver, Onyx Black-Acid Green, Onyx Black-Silver, Mocca Brown-Silver and Mocca Brown-Orange.
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