This Lavish Look at the Porsche 918 Spyder is Car Porn for Your Coffee Table

It’s a must for hardcore Porsche fanatics.


A 918 gains on a Carrera 6. © Stefan Bogner / courtesy Delius Klasing

If any modern supercar is deserving of fetishistic treatment, it’s the Porsche 918 Spyder. So it’s no wonder the luxe new coffee table tome about the $845,000–plus hybrid beast from Germany’s Delius Klasing is actually three books in one. 

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There is a “picture book” filled with opulent images from all the development phases of the 918 Spyder from the brilliant Stefan Bogner; a “story book” that tells the thrilling tale of this car, which marks one of the decisive turning points in Porsche history; and finally a “fact book” filled with all the stats you could ever need.

The “story book” comes from the keyboard of journalist Jürgen Pander from Hamburg who takes the reader on a journey behind the otherwise strictly closed doors of the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach and onto an array of race tracks and proving grounds around the world. 

© Stefan Bogner / courtesy Delius Klasing

You almost feel as if you were right there in the cockpit taking turns at 180 mph.

Gripping stuff, you could say….