We’re not sure if we’ve ever seen DRIVE’s Chris Harris appear genuinely frightened before. But on Chris’ first drive of the production-ready Porsche 918 Sypder on a hot lap around Valencia circuit, his typical composure is clearly rattled.
Porsche has posted this photo of the production 918 Spyder hybrid supercar on the company’s Twitter account.
For all the talk of rising oil prices, climate change, and collapsing economies, the supercar seems to have emerged from all the doom and gloom relatively unscathed. We continually see manufacturers creating more powerful engines, ever higher levels of performance, and loftier price tags than ever before. The newest piece of evidence that supercars are alive and well is this, the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Porsche’s bonkers hybrid-electric supercar, the 918 Spyder, has completed a crucial stage of its production life, with full-blown prototype models hitting the roads. Unlike the stripped down mules that we’ve seen in the past, this car is a proper prototype, with near-production sheetmetal.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder can only be purchased by buyers of the 918 Spyder, and starts at the same MSRP as the standard Turbo S: $160,700 for the coupe and $172,100 for the convertible.
Porsche has announced pricing for 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar, and has opened it up to preorder. Base MSRP is $845,000. Buyers also have the exclusive option to purchase a limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918.
Porsche has just announced that there will be a production version of the 918 Spyder Concept Car. The plug-in hybrid debuted at last years Geneva Auto Show and was arguably one of the most popular cars on the stand.