Order now for 918 Spyder Hybrid, the most expensive Porsche ever
At $845,000 excluding destination and handling charges, the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is the brand’s most expensive production model built to date. Porsche has further confirmed that the dealers around the world have begun taking orders for the luxury hybrid 918 sports car. The 918 Spyder has 718 horsepower on tap and a fuel economy of more than 78 mpg based on the European combined driving cycle. The design has been inspired from the Carrera GT as well as the Porsche 917 and RS Spyder race cars. The production version, which is based on a carbon fiber monocoque, boasts a manual roof system with removable roof panels.
The plug-in hybrid will be equipped with a 500-horsepower, 4.0-liter V8 engine and two electric motors capable of 218 horsepower. The hybrid can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 199 mph. If you’ve got the cash, you better get in the line right now, as Porsche has plans to build only 918 examples of the vehicle. Deliveries begin November 2013, if you can really wait for two years.
Anyway, Porsche does understand that two years is quite a time, so they are also unveiling a special edition of its 911 Turbo S to encourage its customers’ interests. The 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder” is also limited to just 918 units and will only be offered to customers of the plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder. It comes with special badging, illuminated door sills and the acid green trim as seen on the original 918 Spyder concept car.
The car will cost $161,650 for the Coupe and $173,050 for the Cabriolet version, with deliveries expected later in 2011.