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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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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.
Jun 2, 2013 10:38 am
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Antonio Pintas
I bet LaFerrari and P1 will sold out quicker than this
May 31, 2013 11:19 am
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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.
May 31, 2013 12:31 am
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EdBacau
Sorry, but at these prices, buyers don't look at what the best bang per buck is.
May 31, 2013 6:45 am
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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.
May 30, 2013 8:36 pm
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EdBacau
That's true, the 959 is a GT, the F40 is a hardcore track car. The 918 vs LaFerrari (what a stupid name that is) is the same thing, the 918 is more focused towards real world usability.
May 31, 2013 6:42 am
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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.
May 30, 2013 6:26 pm
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EdBacau
"doesn't bring anything new or shocking to the table" - it's the first full hybrid supercar, in normal driving mode it has a fuel economy that matches that of family cars. This is unprecedented in 800+ hp cars.
May 31, 2013 6:38 am
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PaganiC9_pl0x
Agreed actually. It is impressive. But it is a Hypercar and sat next to its obvious rivals the impressive efficiency figures suddenly seem less relevant. If you're looking for unprecedented technological advances I'd say the CX75 is most deserving. And its gorgeous.
Aug 2, 2013 2:59 pm
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CDspeed
Still not sold out! Come on Lotto ticket daddy needs a 918!
May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
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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!
May 30, 2013 4:53 pm
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Tristan in South Africa
Shame rich people problems
May 30, 2013 3:26 pm
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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.
May 30, 2013 3:16 pm
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McLaren1
This car started as a concept and had styling designed was pay homage to other legendary Porsche cars. The styling has elements from the 917, GT1, and the cgt. That's why they named it the 918. If anyting, the design is throwback not outdated.
May 30, 2013 6:42 pm
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DBaskov
Just because it doesn't look over-exaggerated like P1 and LaFerrari (not to mention how hideous LaFerrari looks), does not mean that the car is outdated.
Jun 1, 2013 5:21 pm
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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.
May 30, 2013 3:15 pm
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kimbo
Overweight, awful looking and not any faster than over 2x times cheaper LFA around Nurburgring. I am not surprised.
May 30, 2013 3:03 pm
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ucplayer
Haha! awful looking? are you blind? and I bet it is faster than LFA failzor project.
May 30, 2013 3:15 pm
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kimbo
It lapped the Nurburgring in exactly the same time as the LFA N-Ring edition which has over 200 hp less. Go educate yourself
May 30, 2013 3:34 pm
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Decypha
We may as well compare the LFA to the Viper ACR if the measure of a good car is its ring time - the LFA gets mapped here on both performance and price but I bet I know which of the two you would still go for. Point is, you may have your opinion about the car's looks, I don't think many people may agree with that but that's your opinion - fine. The 918 is about more than just its ring time but even then keep in mind that ring time you see was made with a prototype that had about 759 HP to this one's 887 HP.
May 31, 2013 5:23 am
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Odmark91
I cant belive people actually thinks the LFA looks good, the front of that car is so hidious the nissan juke looks like a masterpiece. Dont get me wrong, it is probably an amazing car to drive. Anyway, im not really what you call a big fan of porsche, but i think this 918 looks really really good.
May 30, 2013 3:44 pm
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McLaren1
@kimbo that was a preproduction time. The actual time is likely to be at least 5 seconds faster
May 30, 2013 6:31 pm
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EdBacau
The thing about Porsche's claimed times is that any half decent driver can achieve those times in a stock car, while no one has come close to the LFA's and GT-R's claimed times.
May 31, 2013 6:31 am
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