Is the 918 Spyder the most expensive Porsche ever?
Porsche's 918 Spyder hybrid supercar is to go into limited production for an eye-watering £672,000 - more than double the price of a Carerra GT.
Revealed as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 Spyder is derived from both the Carrera GT and Porsche 917 sports car. Just 918 lucky buyers will be able to get their hands on the new supercar. All cars will be produced to order, with production expected to start in September 2013.
Staying very close to the concept car in terms of looks, it has also kept the hybrid power. The 918 Spyder has a combination of a mid-mounted 500 bhp, V8 petrol engine and two 218bhp electric motors.
Porsche claim the 918 is faster round the Nürburgring than the Carerra GT by 2 seconds, with 62mph acceleration in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.
In fact, the only difference is that the production version of the two-seater, has a manual roof system with removable roof panels, that can be stowed in the front luggage compartment.
Can't wait for your 918? Well, Porsche has come up with an ingenious and expensive solution. The German company is offering everyone placing an order the opportunity to buy an "Edition 918 Spyder" version of the 911 Turbo S.
Also limited to no more than 918 cars, this special 911 is inspired by the 918 Spyder's characteristic features, these include distinctive acid green features such as the part-embroidered model logos and the instrument needles.
The limited edition badge on the glove compartment lid will also have the same number as the 918 Spyder the customer has ordered. The 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder" can also be ordered in the same colour.
The 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder" costs 173,241 Euros for the Coupe and 184,546 Euro as a Cabriolet – including VAT and country-specific equipment items respectively.