Porsche 918 Spyder Coming To A Garage Near You

porsche 918 spyder rear sketch

A couple of weeks ago, Porsche officially announced it would be building the Porsche 918 Spyder concept car it showed off for the first time at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Dealers are taking orders for the $845,000 Über Porsche for delivery towards the end of 2013.

As a side note, I can’t imagine spending nearly a million dollars on a car I’m not going to see for at least two and a half years, possibly more if any production delays enter into the picture. Guess there are some seriously patient rich people out there.

The Porsche 918 Spyder reminds me of the Porsche 959 back in the 80’s. I just caught the Top Gear episode where they test drove a Porsche 959 alongside a Ferrari F40. Such an advanced car for it’s day. The 918 Spyder promises to be the same for today.

porsche 918 spyder front sketch

Here are some highlights:

  • 500+ hp 4.0 liter V8 with a pair of electric motors providing a combined boost of 218 hp (at a minimum)
  • Fuel economy on the order of 3.0 L every 100 km, which equates to nearly 16.5 mph, based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)
  • Manual roof system with removable panels you can store in the front luggage compartment
  • 7 speed PDK transmission
  • 0 to 60 in just a touch over 3 seconds
  • Estimated top speed of 199 mph
  • Anticipated times around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under 7 min, 30 sec
  • Capability of reaching speeds up to 94 mph solely on electric power
  • Batter rechargeable via a standard household outlet

This is going to be one heck of a car. Fast, efficient, and filled with technological advances. One of those cars we see from Porsche once a decade or so.

Can’t wait to see one of these babies parked at the local Papa Murphy’s for a pizza pickup.

Comments

  1. James O. says:

    this is going to be one of those cars that when they do come out you will have to pay double what the original price was if you want to get your hands on one. The deposit and list price is a good investment for the auto speculators if they can wait it out.

  2. FALLER URSKA says:

    My dreams. I will have it, I don’t know how, but it will be mine:))))))

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