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Porsche 918 Spyder still not sold out - report

 Porsche 918 Spyder still not sold out - report
Porsche 918 Spyder prototype 16.5.2013

United States expected to get at least 190 models

The Porsche 918 Spyder is inching closer to production and the company is reportedly looking to ensure the model is a sellout.

As a result, Porsche is inviting potential customers to private viewings and exclusive events in cities such as Dallas, Las Vegas, New York and Pebble Beach. Unsurprisingly, the United States is expected to be the Spyder's largest market with at least 190 out of the 918 models destined for America.

As we have previously reported, the Porsche 918 Spyder has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 608 HP (447 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by two electric motors - producing 156 HP (115 kW) and approximately 129 HP (95 kW) - which power each axle. This enables the car to have a combined maximum output of 887 HP (661 kW) and more than 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. Porsche expects the model will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 340 km/h (211 mph).

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Comments (23)

 KevinFXX KevinFXX
I watched Chris Harris in Drive channel on YouTube, there a Porsche guys said that 918 production is not enough, He added cause of Chiness market.
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June 2, 2013 10:38 am
 Antonio Pintas Antonio Pintas
I bet LaFerrari and P1 will sold out quicker than this
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May 31, 2013 11:19 am
 benzboy benzboy
Hey I will order one tomorrow if Porsche drops the price by about $700,000.00. Its just to expensive plain and simple, there are so many other cars out there for half the costs that get the same or better performance.
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May 31, 2013 12:31 am
 AlimLaRoda AlimLaRoda
Just as the 959 was before this, i believe the 918 is more about pushing the technological limits of a street car rather than being the outright fastest. Porsche isn't too worried about not being as fast as LaFerrari and the P1, remember the CGT was slower around the track than the Enzo as the 959 was slower around the track than the F40. I think for this reason it will be the best car of the 3 on the street. If Porsche's main goal was to be the absolute fastest, there's nothing stopping them from creating a modernized GT1 Road Car.
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May 30, 2013 8:36 pm
 PaganiC9_pl0x PaganiC9_pl0x
Porsche's got some marketing to do. Reveal of concept three years ago, I suspect, was a bad move for Porsche. As a consequence Mclaren, and more Ferrari really have the headline grabbing marketing element of surprise. Its also bad luck, and as a consequence of Porsche being so open about their car, that Ferrari and Mclaren have endeavored to meet and far exceed the claimed figures and take their competition into a different league. I cant say Im surprised its not sold out. Its a pretty car, but doesn't bring anything new or shocking to the table. Thats not a nock in my view. I don't think its right that a car has to be controversial to get any attention. It's a shame, the 918 is deserving. My pick of the three anyway.
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May 30, 2013 6:26 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
Still not sold out! Come on Lotto ticket daddy needs a 918!
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May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
 hitar_potar hitar_potar
I, for one, think it looks super clean and beautiful! And like the idea for a full hybrid, not like the McLaren or the Ferrari!
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May 30, 2013 4:53 pm
 Tristan in South Africa Tristan in South Africa
Shame rich people problems
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May 30, 2013 3:26 pm
 Rotaermel Rotaermel
No surprise to me. I wouldn't say that it looks awful, but it looks rather boring. Like I said a few times: You can't see the progress in design or ten years compared to a CGT. In fact, the CGT looks still fresh, modern and classy while the 918 looks already outdated and prototype-like. If they sold it for 500k € things would be different, perhaps.
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May 30, 2013 3:16 pm
 Prestige15 Prestige15
Stick a high reving V10 like the old one, call it the Cerrera GT, slap a price tag of £28 million, stick a manual gearbox, back off the hybrid a bit and then we may be talking different numbers.
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May 30, 2013 3:15 pm
 kimbo kimbo
Overweight, awful looking and not any faster than over 2x times cheaper LFA around Nurburgring. I am not surprised.
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May 30, 2013 3:03 pm