Simply stated, the Porsche 918 Spyder was a mid-engined, plug-in hybrid supercar. The Spyder was powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine that was capable of producing 608 horsepower (453 kW). Paired with this engine are two electric motors that deliver an additional 279 horsepower each, for a cumulative combined total of 887 horsepower (661 kW.)
The 918 Spyder was all about using the most cutting-edge, advanced technology and electrification ideas to build the first true “hypercar”. First show in 2010 as a concept and launched for the 2013 model year, the 918 Spyder was a landmark hypercar for the industry; the 918 is considered the first hybrid hypercar, and is credited with partially inspiring the current wave of high-performance hybridization sweeping through the industry.
This 918 Spyder currently auctioned on Collecting Cars is a well-presented example that’s been outfitted with a host of desirable factory options. Clad in the classic Porsche color scheme of GT Silver over a black leather interior with Acid Green piping and embroidery, this example comes with desirable features that includes carbon-fibre bucket seats, gloss black diamond-cut alloy wheels, front axle lift system, and many more.
Accompanying documents show a variety of service update campaign work has been done on the car since new, all of which were performed at Porsche Reading. The odometer displays 3,114 miles at the time of cataloguing.
With its limited production run, the 918 Spyder was destined to be a collectable. Indeed, this particular example would certainly make for a great addition to any supercar collection and is ready to enjoy on the open road. Bid now on Collecting Cars to become the next owner of this landmark performance car.
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