Porsche 918 Spyder Heading to Production for $845,000
At the Geneva Motor Show last year, Porsche wowed the crowds with the 918 Spyder. A conceptual successor to the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder showed what a hybrid could be in the extreme. Greeted by positive reactions, Porsche approved the model for production, and has now announced that it is accepting early orders.
The production version packs a 4.0-liter V8 engine and a pair of electric motors, working in unison to deliver 718 horsepower for a 3.1-second sprint to sixty and an impressive 78 miles per gallon. Only 918 examples will be offered, each fetching $845,000.
It will take Porsche a few years to build and deliver the supercar to its buyers around the world, and to keep buyers satisfied in the meantime, the German automaker is offering a special edition of its current performance flagship. The 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder (available in coupe or convertible) is essentially the same as the existing model -- right down to the $160k starting price -- but features some unique touches inspired by the new Spyder.