The 918 Spyder was first shown as a concept at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. Production began on 18 September 2013, with deliveries initially scheduled to begin in December 2013. Just a few months after the 918 launched, Porsche took its hybrid hypercar to the Nurburgring. Equipped with the optional Weissach Package (which reduced weight), the 918 recorded a fast lap of 6:57 on the 12.8-mile road course. That time beat the previous lap record by a whopping 14 seconds and marked the first time ever a production vehicle would break the seven-minute barrier.
The Porsche 918 Spyder features a 4.6L V8 engine that spits out 608 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque on its own. However, the 918 Spyder’s power doesn’t end there, it`s paired with a 129-hp front electric motor and a 156-hp rear electric motor, which are powered by a 6.8-kWh lithium-ion battery. Combining everything under its skin, this compact powerhouse stores a total of 887 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque, that’s enough power to go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds. Drivers can pick between five drive modes; E-Power, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid, Race Hybrid, and Hot Lap. Adaptive suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and a 7 speed PDK gearbox all combine to determine how much power flow, be it electric, petrol or both, and direction to send to the wheels within each chosen mode.
The car we have on offer today was first registered in 2015 and is presented in GT Silver with Onyx black leather interior and Acid Green piping. This car was originally supplied in Asia Pacific before being imported to the UK in 2017 and is equipped with glare reducing interior pack, lightweight sports bucket seats, fire extinguisher and electric height adjustment for the passenger seat. It has covered 174 miles since new and comes with its battery charger, car cover and book pack complete with its special 918 Spyder pen. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a special car which was limited to 918 examples and has been described as an equal if not better hybrid ‘hypercar’ than its rivals
Below is a selection of classic, high performance and prestige cars from our portfolio. William Loughran specialises in finding the rare and unobtainable, so if you don’t see the car you are looking for, get in touch with one of our experts and we can start tracking it down for you.