2015 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER
Equipped with $84,000 Weissach Package option 1 owner, 628 miles since new One of 918 examples ever produced Black over Onyx Black leather interior Equipped with front axle lift system Porsche’s most technologically advanced road car to date
By 2010, Porsche was already regarded as a sports car powerhouse. Having developed and released not one but two world-renowned supercars, the Porsche 959 and Carrera GT, rumors began circling the automotive landscape that the German company was planning their next endeavor. Those rumors were confirmed upon the release of the concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March of 2010: The Porsche 918 Spyder. Porsche would take three years before unveiling the production model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but Porsche’s introduction was clear: their hyper car was here.
Boasting a marvel of technological wizardry, the 918 Spyder was Porsche’s answer to the ever-evolving and skyrocketing performance standards. The 918 Spyder uses a 4.6-liter V8 engine based on the same underpinnings as the RS Spyder LeMans Prototype, but the real news was the supplemental drivetrain. Porsche added two large electric motors to boost performance: one to drive the front axle and another to supplement the engine. This all-wheel drive hybrid drivetrain yielded an astounding 875 horsepower and 944lb/ft of torque, good for a 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds. With Porsche producing only 918 examples of this hybrid hyper car, it is an exceedingly rare car that is packed with an immense amount of performance wrapped in an easy-to-use package.
This Porsche 918 Spyder was completed on November 1st, 2014 and was optioned in Black over an Onyx Black leather interior. This particular example was optioned with the $84,000 Weissach Package option, which emphasized weight savings through a few particular options and added a few aerodynamic tweaks. Approximately 25% of production were optioned with this factory upgrade, making them extremely rare. Some of these options included magnesium motorsport wheels, a lighter brake design, titanium bolts for the chassis, along with special rear carbon fiber spoilers. These weight savings removed close to 100 pounds from the chassis, a considerable amount since the hybrid powertrain is not what many call lightweight. Ordered with the must-have $10,500 Front axle lift system option, this allows the 918 to travel on regular roads with ease. With silver leather piping and silver accents to the black seatbelts, the entire car is subtle and flies under the radar (perfect for avoiding unwanted attention).
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