Porsche 918 Spyder Stolen Off Showroom Floor (w/video)


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A young man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a Porsche 918 Spyder (Weissach Edition) in Salt Lake City.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Francisco Gonzalez-Velazquez after he was the determined to be the suspect who broke the front glass doors at a Porsche dealership, grabbed the car keys and stole a $1.7 million 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

Police located the car six hours later and pulled over Gonzalez-Velazquez. The car was undamaged and has since been returned to the dealership.

Authorities arrested him for possession of a stolen car and burglary.

Source: Road & Track

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24 Comments on "Porsche 918 Spyder Stolen Off Showroom Floor (w/video)"

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How stupid could a person be? Would he have tried to sell it? Or even worse, keep it?

I would really like to know why he did it and what he planned to do with it if he would have gotten away.

Damn, that is some real life GTA. What an idiot.

I guess he figured better behind bars then being deported.


Not sure that’s how it works. This guy was deported to his native Mexico five times and has a criminal record that includes seven felony convictions.


He didn’t actually stay in prison until he murdered someone.

Do we know he’s not a US citizen?

I just checked a dozen different news sites trying to find that out. But none of them mention a single word about the guy’s immigration status.

Conclusion … he’s definately not a US citizen. 😉

I think I finally figured out what that moronic gibberish you cut and paste in your signature means. NPNS. Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores nor Doormats) is a French feminist movement, founded in 2002.

Or do you paste that crap to help you find your own comments on Google? C’mon, you can’t honestly be stupid enough to think anyone else knows what that means, so why waste time Ctrl+V’ing it into every…single…comment…you…write?

He used to use the entire phrase, rather than acronyms, on GM-Volt.com.

NPNS! = No Plug – No Sale!
SBF! = Stop burning fuel!

See comment #2:

And the SBF! probably stands for single black female 😛

Or Sexy Boy Friend!

Congrats for bigoted statement of the day! If a Hispanic surname, he must be Mexican. Brilliant.

I read the story twice. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of EVs.

From Wikipedia:

The Spyder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 litre V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower (453 kW), with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower (208 kW) for a combined output of 887 horsepower (661 kW). The 918 Spyder’s 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 19 km (12 mi) under EPA’s five-cycle tests.

because insideevs seems to count plug in hybrids as EVs. Myself I ignore them because they are usually compliance cars I can’t buy in TN or are weird high priced luxury cars I’d not consider no matter the propulsion method.

I drive a Volt – A Plug In Hybrid – and I drive 80% in EV mode. I use gas when I take trips…where I’d otherwise have to rent a gasmobile if I owned a pure EV.

They probably count them, because it’s a step in the right direction, and constantly criticizing the segment will only deter potential buyers and slow the adoption.

So get over it, and be happy that Porsche is subsidizing their expensive R&D on a million dollar sports car that will eventually trickle down into an affordable VW.


But is a story about one being stolen really relevant?

Well…better this than a mass shooting as a way to become infamous.

1.7 million?

I thought it is only about 1.2 million to 1.4 million…

Damn those dealer markups!

This car isn’t relevant here. Yes, it has electric motors. But it is, first and foremost, an ICE. The motors provide extra horsepower to an engine that already has 5 times more horsepower than any sensible car needs.

For a “super car”, it is.

This is the most electrified SUPER CAR beside the “non-existent” Rimac one.

So, for a Super Car to demonstrate the possibility of a plug, it is worthy its place among inside ev.

I don’t get all the stupid hate toward the 918.

It is the first and among the best in terms of super car out there. this demonstrated the value of a super car with an electric plug.

If people are willing to tolerate a stupid Prius Plugin with its crappy 11 miles of blended range, then 918 has its place.

918 is the most efficient SUPER CAR that you can buy.

And it demonstrates that hybrid technology isn’t just some tree-hugger solution that’s slow and boring. It’s used to build one of the fastest and sexiest cars on the planet.

It’s not the car, really. It is the fact that a story about one being stolen is not relevant.

“…the determined…” sounds like the StarFire Character talking, on Teen Titans.