Porsche 918 Spyder Luggage Set
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.