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SPORTING BEARS MOTOR CLUB - PORSCHE 918 SPYDERFRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER to be auctioned from the 'WHEELER DEALER LIVE STAGE' The Sporting Bears Motor Club, known for its fundraising, is offering a thrilling ride in a Porsche 918 Spyder on a circuit, raising money for the Acorn Children's Hospice. Sporting Bears has become a key attraction of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show in recent years thanks to its ‘Dream Rides' - a ten-mile ride as a passenger in one if its incredible selection of cars all owned by Sporting Bears' members in exchange for a charitable donation. The Porsche 918 Spyder ride will be slightly different however, with the action being track-based rather than on the public highway, allowing the lucky passenger the opportunity to experience the full power of this phenomenal car. The track session will take place in 2015 on Silverstone's GP circuit* with FIA qualified racing driver Paul Bailey at the wheel of the supercar, provided by Horsepower Racing. The car will complete three laps of the 3.66 mile-long circuit at race speed. Passengers must be aged 16 years or older. The 918 Spyder is, according to Porsche, the future of the sports car. It's also the spiritual successor to a whole host of Porsche's most classic hypercars from the past - from the 959 to the Carrera GT - and is a technological tour de force at the same time. In combining 4.6-litres worth of high revving, race-bred conventional V8 engine with electric motors that power both the front and rear axles, it is one of the fastest road cars on the planet, with a combined power output of 875bhp at 8500rpm and a thumping 944lb ft of torque. Compared to its rivals, the only numbers it fails to live up to is the price. Whereas its counterparts are in the millions, a standard model (if you could call this car standard) is around £650,000. The Sporting Bears members give their cars, time and fuel freely so that every penny raised goes to the chosen children's charities. The money raised from the Porsche ride will go to the Acorns Children's Hospice. The Bears will, on average, give 1,000 dream rides over the three days raising between £35,000 and £40,000 plus gift aid. For as little as £10, you can have a ride in a great British classic. If you're looking for something 'super', expect to pay £100-£120. * subject to availability.
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