When burdened with a staggering base price of $845,000, selling in volume can prove to be rather difficult.
That seems to be the case with the radical Porsche 918 Spyder, which we'd been led to believe was sold out.
Porsche now says the plug-in 918 is still available for purchase, but you'd better have a deep pocketbook to buy this plug-in machine.
Porsche Will Build 918 Of The 918 Spyder Hybrid Plug-In Hyper Car
Set to launch this September, the 918 Spyder will be a limited production vehicle. Porsche says only 918 will ever be built. The German automaker didn't disclose how many units it sold, but does say it's seeking additional buyers.
Interested? Here's the rundown on what the 918 Spyder has to offer:
|Engine||4.6-Liter V-8 W/ Two Electric Parallel Motors|
|Total Horsepower||795 Horsepower|
|Total Torque||575 Pound-Feet|
|Transmission||7-Speed PDK Automated Manual|
|Fuel Economy||78 mpg|
|CO2 Emissions||70 g/km|
|Top Speed (Hybrid/Electric)||202 mph / 93 mph|
|Acceleration (0-62 mph/0-124 mph/0-186 mph)||3 Seconds / 9 Seconds / 27 Seconds|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion W. 6.8 kWh Capacity, 200 kW|
Perhaps you're thinking that the 918 is similar to the plug-in McLaren P1. Porsche says that's not the case
"The Porsche 918 is so different. A car with more technology on than the 918 you cannot buy. At present, nobody outside our R&D group has experienced a supersports car with more electric power. It drives fast in electric mode, has good range and you can use the electric system to boost the car. This is something unique, and really quite special."
In the US, the Porsche 918 Spyder has a base MSRP of $845,000. Options will easily push that past the $1,000,000 mark.